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Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018

UFC 230: Israel Adesanya Says Derek Brunson’s “Already Scared”, “in His Feelings Like Drake”

Israel Adesanya (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya traded verbal shots at a press conference last week to promote the UFC’s upcoming schedule, and the latter believes it’s because he’s already in the head of the middleweight.

Adesanya will battle Brunson at UFC 230, which will take place on November 3rd in New York City. The vaunted striker appeared on the latest “MMA Hour”, and while discussing the exchange he had with Brunson at the presser, Adesanya said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“I think the guy is already scared, man,” Adesanya said.

“You see how he carried himself on the stage? It’s funny, he didn’t have that same energy about 30 minutes ago at the hotel. He’s a certain kind of guy because the people around him want him to flex and sell the fight. He’s coming out with all this stuff like, ‘Oh you’re too skinny bro’, and I’m like, ‘Bro, this isn’t CrossFit’.

“I’m not even skinny, he’s just fat. Did you see his body up on that stage? He had a little soufflé around his waist. I’m already in his head, and he’s in his feelings like Drake.”

Adesanya (14-0) has gone 3-0 thus far in the UFC and is coming off a decision win over Brad Tavares. Brunson (18-6), meanwhile, was KO’d by “Jacare” Souza in his last outing, which followed consecutive knockout victories over Lyoto Machida and Dan Kelly.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:47 am
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