Israel Adesanya has thought about how he was defeated by Alex Pereira on Sunday morning in the UFC 281.
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In Madison Square Garden, the fighter from Nigeria shockingly lost to Pereira via technical knockout in the fifth round.
“I’ve been doing this; this is my third fight in 10 months."
“Every time I fight, I risk losing what you guys deem the most prestigious—wwhich it is—tthe belt and all that,” Adesanya said.
He also highlighted how things started to go wrong in the fifth round.
It was a kick to his calf that left him with a dead leg.
“He hit my peroneal nerve, so that’s why my footwork was compromised."
“Even when I tripped and went backward, I had to do the roly-poly." Because I was like, ‘Oh s—, I just tripped over, it’s not like me.’
“So, kudos to him for investing in those calf kicks because it cost me,” Adesanya added.
He also assured that “I’ll be back, it’s not over yet” in a hint that he would take a rematch against Pereira.
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