Israel Adesanya: 'I'm too smart' for Anderson Silva's 'games' | UFC 234 | ESPN MMA

  • Published: 10 February 2019
  • Israel Adesanya joins Jon Anik to discuss his win by unanimous decision against Anderson Silva. Adesanya discusses not falling for Silva's mind games and what's next for him and the middleweight division after Robert Whittaker had to pull out of his title fight against Kelvin Gastelum.
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Comments • 903

  • 許潤璋
    許潤璋  หลายเดือนก่อน

    Israel is the future Hokage.

    • Dillon Bowman
      Dillon Bowman  หลายเดือนก่อน

      This kid talks so much shit to go the distance with Anderson .

      • shahid khan
        shahid khan  4 หลายเดือนก่อน

        Baby Anderson Silva Let You Win He Can Fuck Just He Was Practicing Now He Does Not Want To Be Champion Just Passing Time To Fitness

        • Greg El-Bitar
          Greg El-Bitar  4 หลายเดือนก่อน

          Does anybody know where to find the video of adasanya breaking this fight down? I saw it on instagram, its legendary.

          • John Wick
            John Wick  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

            Israel you’re kiwi you’re not American; cmon fam...He mustn’t like our country damn

            • Jay V
              Jay V  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

              You rocked him once

              • SuperHelay
                SuperHelay  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                hi i just want to know if you are represnting isreal would please tell me what does HALEY mean in your book

                • SuperHelay
                  SuperHelay  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                  shallom i just want to know, if you are from Isreal what does He lay means in the your books

                  • Chris Reid
                    Chris Reid  6 หลายเดือนก่อน


                    • dave
                      dave  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                      Highest level martial arts

                      • Pierre Betts
                        Pierre Betts  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                        anderson dont really fight like he did . but hell his reaction is still top class.

                        • Adam Ifrene
                          Adam Ifrene  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                          the fight was beautiful, and Anderson is still there of course. But honestly Adesanya's performance was nothing so dangerous at any point of the fight. So I think he s going to lose his next fight if it's a title shot

                          • Blake
                            Blake  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                            This guy tries so hard to speak slick but realizes he sounds cringe and he corrects himself with awkward brush overs

                            • Tommy B
                              Tommy B  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                              Fight was shit. More showboating than significant shots landed

                              • Limit Breaker
                                Limit Breaker  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                Smells like winning hahaha

                                • Jeff Vintinner
                                  Jeff Vintinner  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                  Israel seem’s like a good guy but has one huge head. The guy needs to humble himself a bit and return to Earth.

                                  • Louis C
                                    Louis C  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                    Why does he not have a shirt on? That looks so awkward a guy in a suit beside him.

                                    • Best Amazon
                                      Best Amazon  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                      yoel romero is 3 round fighter he cant stand in 5 rounds

                                      • Best Amazon
                                        Best Amazon  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                        israel better fight in welterweight . mw is 2 hard for him . robert , yoel , costa are 2 big for him and 2 strong

                                        • Aleksander
                                          Aleksander  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                          Why the hell what the? :p Give him that room :l ?

                                          • Dean Thurman
                                            Dean Thurman  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                            Let me help this young fighter see the future. O e day u will be a champ, when your a champ do u want to loose your belt because of a medical condition that requires immediate surgery? No! Ok, so think and talk like a smart champion show respect fir the man who has the belt and u will receive that same respect when u are a champ. Bob, has zero chance of loosing his belt for this. Why, because he’s perfect in the ring and out. He’s been fighting world beaters every time he steps into the ring. He has earned everything g he has. Fighting legends was dumb for you why, u will have to ask me later tired of giving free advise, ha ha

                                            • Aubrey Bird
                                              Aubrey Bird  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                              Isreal actually is a dooche...he is ignorant and bullies his own teammates. Soon as a wrestler grabs him he will fold like a tootsie roll.

                                              • AlwaysRetr0
                                                AlwaysRetr0  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                I like Adesanya a lot, in fact he's probably my favourite fighter of 2018. However, what hope does he have against guys like Rockhold, Souza, Romero, Whittaker..? Guys who will march forward into the pocket with him, take him down, wrestle him on the ground, etc. He's not like McGregor where he can just KO you with one sweet strike to the chin as you're coming in. We saw that vs Silva. None of his clean strikes to Anderson's chin even rocked him except maybe 1 of them. He's more of an attrition type striker. If Romero can take the type of strikes to the fact that he took vs Whittaker and stay standing, or if Souza can march forward taking shots like he did vs Weidman.. I don't think Adesanya has much of a chance vs those guys. I'd like to be proven wrong though 100%.

                                                • daniel rastkar
                                                  daniel rastkar  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                  So many butthurt in the comments. If he knocked out silva, people will say Silva is washed up and Israel is still a hype train. Takes him to decision, people say no knockout power, just a hype train. Really cant win with all these keyboard warriors.

                                                  • Johnny humes
                                                    Johnny humes  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                    Man this guy is so cringeworthy. You showed up to work? We know, we heard you say that in every interview you had. Is that supposed to be a little dig at rob? Fuckn loser

                                                    • Johnny humes
                                                      Johnny humes  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                      AlwaysRetr0 yea well said that’s true isn’t it. It’s like he’s reading off a script every time he speaks. Is he trying to be like Conor?

                                                      • AlwaysRetr0
                                                        AlwaysRetr0  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                        Nah, he's clearly just quite an awkward guy. He tries to say shit that sounds cool in his head, but comes out sounding weird. Like when in the post fight press conference he was talking about how Rob dropping out in the last couple of hours was like how a girl must feel when a guy cums too quickly. He's just a weird guy. I really don't think he meant to have any kinda dig at Rob.

                                                        • prabhjot singh
                                                          prabhjot singh  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                          He is copying jones - yo whats'up m 🇦🇺 --- but he's good fighter

                                                          • Jorge Pérez
                                                            Jorge Pérez  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                            no you just didn't want to engage thats how u lookd. good striker Not great at that level

                                                            • Andres Hernandez
                                                              Andres Hernandez  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                              Israel didn't wanna bang bro

                                                              • G An
                                                                G An  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                1:11 welcome

                                                                • Lil Gusto
                                                                  Lil Gusto  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                  I can guarantee you if Israel fights Yoel he wins

                                                                  • Lil Gusto
                                                                    Lil Gusto  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                    AlwaysRetr0 your ability to take punches doesn’t mean you’ll win 😂😂💀

                                                                    • AlwaysRetr0
                                                                      AlwaysRetr0  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                      Who? You think he beats Yoel? If he was taking the type of shots he was taking vs Whittaker and stayed standing (for the most part) I really don't think Adesanya would stand a chance vs him.

                                                                      • Dan B
                                                                        Dan B  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                        He was fading 5 rounds would have benefited Silva. Isreal is a top level striker still

                                                                        • Maynard Arvin Villalobos
                                                                          Maynard Arvin Villalobos  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                          Cool dude

                                                                          • seantendo001
                                                                            seantendo001  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                            In his Prime Silva would have absolutely dominated Adesanya, no doubt.

                                                                            • IE B
                                                                              IE B  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                              Kinda weird to have him do the interview naked.

                                                                              • Sean Karleone
                                                                                Sean Karleone  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                Should be ranked number 1.

                                                                                • Sean Karleone
                                                                                  Sean Karleone  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                  16-0 Number one contender!!!

                                                                                  • Sean Karleone
                                                                                    Sean Karleone  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                    Beautiful striker!!

                                                                                    • people talk rubbish !
                                                                                      people talk rubbish !  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                      Last cock sucker first gay ufc champion

                                                                                      • HIGH AL
                                                                                        HIGH AL  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                        The future if the middleweight, next up the winner of Paula and romero

                                                                                        • Undertakerfan70
                                                                                          Undertakerfan70  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                          Who else is happy it ended the way it did and didn’t want to see either of them knocked out lol

                                                                                          • Fuck USA
                                                                                            Fuck USA  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                            He looks like Jon Jones when I remove my glasses!

                                                                                            • Luke Peterson
                                                                                              Luke Peterson  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                              If he fights romero in the next 8 months then he will get flying kneed into the shadow realm ,If he gets past costa mind who is another shark

                                                                                              • swagcity
                                                                                                swagcity  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                He’s very precise striker but I think he will get tossed around by costa or Romero take your pick

                                                                                                • Mohmin Yousaf
                                                                                                  Mohmin Yousaf  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                  He sounds a bit like xxtentaion

                                                                                                  • Steven Moreno
                                                                                                    Steven Moreno  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                    Dude is hyped over a win over a 43 year old haha. Silva is dangerous but he doesn't have that spark anymore.

                                                                                                    • Jessie Walker
                                                                                                      Jessie Walker  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                      16-0 with a 5 fight win streak? That's a 16 fight win streak, that streak goes further than just the ufc

                                                                                                      • Pedro Rojas
                                                                                                        Pedro Rojas  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                        Hes not too smart anderson its too old

                                                                                                        • msw51995
                                                                                                          msw51995  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                          Complete arrogance fuck him hope he gets wrestle fucked. He pretends like hed have a chance against silva and he dont know his techniques no matter how much u practice they're called set ups for a reason the human body cant handle them

                                                                                                          • nvan guy
                                                                                                            nvan guy  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                            This guys hype is gonna get derailed soon If he fights a great grappler Or a really strong puncher who will pressure him

                                                                                                            • Nano X
                                                                                                              Nano X  6 หลายเดือนก่อน


                                                                                                              • john olson
                                                                                                                john olson  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                FEOS FEOS FEOS FEOS please 🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH let's go 👏👏

                                                                                                                • MMA Mike
                                                                                                                  MMA Mike  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                  Israel has a nervous tick where he burps lol. Does it every interview

                                                                                                                  • Varun Roy
                                                                                                                    Varun Roy  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                    " I pass the baton to you"😢

                                                                                                                    • Shohin Izatullozoda
                                                                                                                      Shohin Izatullozoda  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                      Israel "Give me my shower ASAP" Adesanya

                                                                                                                      • BNCHMY Elien
                                                                                                                        BNCHMY Elien  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                        "It smells like WINNING though" YEYAMYZYK

                                                                                                                        • tank 28
                                                                                                                          tank 28  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                          Is John anik in love with this guy?

                                                                                                                          • tank 28
                                                                                                                            tank 28  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                            Did these guys even hit each other?

                                                                                                                            • Soef D
                                                                                                                              Soef D  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                              COCKY BOY

                                                                                                                              • emilio reyna
                                                                                                                                emilio reyna  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                Old ass Silva caught you 5 times , let costa catch you once and your slept like a princess.

                                                                                                                                • Batman
                                                                                                                                  Batman  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                  Give the man a shirt... He looks cold, wtf man lol.

                                                                                                                                  • HellBoogie Gaming
                                                                                                                                    HellBoogie Gaming  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                    1:11 wtf

                                                                                                                                    • futac warsame
                                                                                                                                      futac warsame  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                      it seemed to me Israel guy showed allot of hespect to Anderson, He could've hurted Silva if he wanted. Thats just my opinion.

                                                                                                                                      • Bernard Ade
                                                                                                                                        Bernard Ade  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                        Ageed! Also considering that he's Nigerian brought up in a culture where youths are taught to revere elders.

                                                                                                                                        • Elvis Williams
                                                                                                                                          Elvis Williams  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                          I think Anderson deserve all the credit! At his age, he performed admirably. And until these young fighter surpass his record of holding his title as long as he did, I don't see how any fighter who fights him at his age can called themselves "too smart" or even better than he. Afterall, Israel spent most of his young life watching, studying and mimicking Anderson's moves.

                                                                                                                                          • Elvis Williams
                                                                                                                                            Elvis Williams  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                            @Bernard Ade Wrong. I said "too smart" --that means for the moves. And then I said "or even better than he. That two different things. Sorry Sherlock.

                                                                                                                                            • Bernard Ade
                                                                                                                                              Bernard Ade  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                              you are contradicting yourself. he said he's too smart for the moves not smarter than Silva, as you said yourself he's been studying the moves hence he has smartened up.

                                                                                                                                              • dannypbass
                                                                                                                                                dannypbass  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                I would say the same fighting a passt prime Silva

                                                                                                                                                • Kevin Snyder
                                                                                                                                                  Kevin Snyder  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                  Anybody notice at the start of the fight they had his kickboxing record as 75-4, when really its 75-5-1? It reminds me of the time the UFC went into the Conor Khabib fight and changed the fight metrics on the UFC website for conor's striking efficiency, so it was higher than khabib's!(when in fact it wasn't.)Lmao. Ufc is a joke when it comes to transparency. I love Israel, but goddamn the UFC is a snakey organization... Blatantly lying about statistics in order to better hype their money fighters.

                                                                                                                                                  • TheLosclan
                                                                                                                                                    TheLosclan  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                    looks like his ego gonna explode and kill his talent soon

                                                                                                                                                    • Simon Sandilands
                                                                                                                                                      Simon Sandilands  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                      Hes sounds just like Jon Jones

                                                                                                                                                      • Nick Ray
                                                                                                                                                        Nick Ray  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                        I think Izzy will be champ one day but before he gets a title shot he should fight Weidman or jacquar

                                                                                                                                                        • Exemplar
                                                                                                                                                          Exemplar  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                          He look like a Somalian pirate

                                                                                                                                                          • Ryan Morgan
                                                                                                                                                            Ryan Morgan  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                            He will loose to Yoel or whittaker if he acts like what he just did in this fight. I found it disgusting and wont buy a PPV fight based on him. Was so dissapointed in andersons performance. Didnt look like a guy that wanted to hold a title again. Standing there with antics and taking stupid hits at his age.

                                                                                                                                                            • Mind for Combat
                                                                                                                                                              Mind for Combat  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                              Adesanya guna get whooped by Gastelum 💯

                                                                                                                                                              • Leo Colless
                                                                                                                                                                Leo Colless  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                It should have been 5 rounds

                                                                                                                                                                • Julian
                                                                                                                                                                  Julian  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                  I like Israel and it was obvious he would win this fight.. but the next Anderson Silva?? Nah man, this dude beat a 43 shell of a former self silva by decision. I realize he respects Silva and his best is yet to come.. but Silva exposed some of his game and even showed he looks good for his age. I look forward to seeing the future of the middleweight division, should be interesting

                                                                                                                                                                  • Dread Man
                                                                                                                                                                    Dread Man  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                    The future? Israel is STYLE BENDING.....RIGHT NOW, as we speak. His time is here and his time is now. Now he just needs to prove his STYLE BENDING SKILLS against an elite grappler and or an elite wrestler. Israel is an elite striker and thats already established. Now its time to get real serious. No more BULLSHITTING with the machismo antics, cause against someone like Yoel Romero you got to be dead serious. Otherwise Yoel is going to take you out quicker than you came in, and your going be waking up to him doing no handed back flips and a salute to god in celebration of his win over you. But I think Israel Is-real smart and has been working on his grappling skills. Not just with rolling in jujitsu, I'm talking about the heavy grind in wrestling. And if he hasn't yet bended his style to that grinding level, then that's the stupid, machismo, arrogant ego type shit that's going to come back and bite him in the ass. The fatigue you get just from trying to defend against an elite grinder takes so much out of you that when you see an open opportunity to land striking, that's when you realize the levels have changed drastically and your striking doesn't seem to be as good as you thought. So if Adesanya is smart, and i think he is, he should building his stamina by grinding it out in wrestling. He's already good everywhere else, but if you don't have the stamina to grind then he's just wasting his time.

                                                                                                                                                                    • PLANETSURF1
                                                                                                                                                                      PLANETSURF1  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                      ARROGANT GARBAGE 😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂👎🏻😂

                                                                                                                                                                      • RedHarlow
                                                                                                                                                                        RedHarlow  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                        Adesanya vs borrachinha

                                                                                                                                                                        • Shreyansh Mishra
                                                                                                                                                                          Shreyansh Mishra  6 หลายเดือนก่อน

                                                                                                                                                                          Jacare vs izzy let's go