Israel Adesanya Replies To “Juice Monkey” Paulo Costa And “Heavily Overrated” Chris Weidman
Israel Adesanya outpointed the former UFC Middleweight king Anderson Silva in one of the most entertaining matches in the history of this sport. After the UFC 234 main event, Chris Weidman and Paulo Costa criticized “The Last Stylebender”.
Adesanya spoke in the episode of The MMA Hour on Monday, where he replied the criticism.
The former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman previously wrote Adesanya was given a bit more credits than he deserved.
Adesanya just a tad bit overrated
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) February 10, 2019
But “The Last Stylebender” pointed out that “The All-American”, who was finished four times in his last five fights, could actually be “the overrated guy”. (via MMAFighting.com)
“I didn’t pay any mind to Chris Weidman [saying] I’m overrated,” Adesanya said. “OK, why, because he beat Silva a little bit more handily than I did. You know. I’m overrated. Interesting. I could say the same thing about him. Heavily. Yeah, When I get this belt in my next fight, they can all line up and they can find out how overrated I am. And Chris Weidman, that’s his opinion, that’s his opinion, and I don’t have to pay any attention to it. But yeah, overrated, that’s interesting. Hmmm.”
Paulo Costa was very rude towards Israel Adesanya.
This scrawny clown @styleblender would not survive for 2 rounds with me. He does not convince me definitely! My focus is total on Romero in April.
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) February 10, 2019
Yet, Israel Adesanya fired back at “the juice monkey Paula”, explaining why the Brazilian could not defeat him, and also looked back at Costa’s UFC 226 clash versus Uriah Hall.
“Now, the juice monkey Paula. Paula, a bitch. What did he say? See, the fight between me and Silva was physical chess on the highest level of striking. If you’re not about footwork, man, it was beautiful to watch. A guy like Paula, he’s a walking punching bag. He’s juiced up, blown up and throws body shots heavy, heavy. Bring that ass over here and I will test him.”
“Uriah Hall was jabbing him up, how the f*ck is he going to hit me with those T-Rex arms? If I’m behind those jabs, things that follow up will be much, much different. A guy like that should just focus on what he gots next in Yoel Romero.”
What are your thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s comments?