Michael Bisping Can Foresee a Dangerous Israel Adesanya against Dricus Du Plessis

Michael Bisping explained why he thinks the MMA community will see the most dangerous version of Israel Adesanya.

by Aryan Lakhani
Michael Bisping Can Foresee a Dangerous Israel Adesanya against Dricus Du Plessis
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Michael Bisping seems to have identified Israel Adesanya’s success formula: setback = groundbreaking success. Bisping highlighted how Israel Adesanya performed in the rematch against Alex Pereira after getting knocked out in their first fight.

The result is available for everyone to see. Izzy got vengeance with a brutal knockout win in the second round and so far Izzy is marked as the only fighter ever to knock out Alex Pereira.

Applying the formula to the present moment, Israel Adesanya was beaten by Sean Strickland (setback) and is now making a comeback against Dricus Du Plessis (groundbreaking success ?).

Michael Bisping predicts the most dangerous version of Israel Adesanya on 17th August, we shall find out if his predictions come true.

Michael Bisping on Israel Adesanya’s comeback performance

In a recent YouTube video, Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s comeback performance.

“That’s going to get in his head,” Bisping said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "That is going to force him to train his * off, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see one of the most dangerous, nasty versions of Israel Adesanya that we’ve seen.

Last time he was embarrassed against Alex Pereira, what did he do? He came back and he knocked out Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira – the (current) bell of the ball, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters, a two-weight champion, and the biggest star in all of mixed martial arts,”

Michael Bisping on being cautious about Israel Adesanya

“That’s another thing: Don’t think that that’s not pissing Izzy off, either.

Of course it is. Izzy was the man. Now he’s fallen off. Somebody else has got his belt. His former opponent, his former rival, his former nemesis is now who Izzy was. is now the biggest star in the sport. Everyone’s loving the guy.

That is pissing Izzy off, as well. So as I say, I think he’s going to be very, very dangerous”.

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