Israel Adesanya, despite many doubts and various stories, has signed a new, multi-year contract with the UFC that is much bigger than the previous one and it seems that Adesanya plans to stay in the UFC for the rest of his career.
This great fighter has achieved a lot of success in the biggest MMA organization, and he doesn’t want to stand in that way “Look, I love the UFC,” Adesanya said during UFC 271 media day, as quoted by mmafighting “I’ve looked at this company and wanted to be in this company for so long.
I love that we’ve gotten to this agreement finally. “Side note, I just signed for this actual bout this week. Let you know how deep it went but I’m glad we came to this agreement. I’m glad we have a good working relationship."
"Like I said, with everything happening right now, this will trickle down to the rest of the fighters and it’s only going to be great for the company. Just give it time”.
There has been a lot of controversy over the announcement of the match between Adesanya and Whittaker, and various stories have emerged, but Adesanya seems to have been most disappointed with the way the fight was announced.
“I just didn’t like the way [it was announced],” Adesanya said. “When I asked the next day, I was like ‘did you guys see the announcement?’ and they’re like ‘what announcement?’ No one saw the announcement.
“I’m like bro, this is not how you announce a fight of this magnitude and that’s because we’re doing some dealings in the back at the moment so I just felt like the people doing that bit in the UFC dropped the ball”.
Adesanya believes that much more effort has been put into some other matches, and he seems to want more attention because he clearly believes in his qualities
“You make a little teaser trailer and then you have [Joe] Rogan, [Jon] Anik and [Daniel Cormier] riff about it right after the trailer before the main event,” Adesanya said. “Do I have to do your job for you? I could do it on my phone like literally I can chop it up real quick.