Israel Adesanya Says Jared Cannonier is “The Second Most Dangerous Guy” in UFC’s 185 Division
By FCF Staff
Jared Cannonier has been making waves in the UFC’s middleweight division this past year, and champion Israel Adesana has taken notice.
Cannonier dropped down from light-heavyweight last November and stopped middleweight David Branch. Since then, the powerful fighter has recorded wins over the legendary Anderson Silva and top contender, Jack Hermansson.
Recently Adesanya spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing Cannonier, the vaunted striker said this:
“100 percent I’m looking at him,” Adesanya said. “He’s a beast in the division. He’s the dark horse in the division. He’s the guy everyone is sleeping on but you can’t sleep on him because you’ll get put to sleep.
“I think he’s the guy, the second most dangerous guy in the division behind myself. I look forward to fighting him after his next fight.”
Cannonier’s next bout has yet to be determined. Adesanya was expected to fight Paulo Costa next, but the latter recently underwent bicep surgery, and it’s not clear whether he will be next for the champion.