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Dana White Says Israel Adesanya Should “Focus on Middleweight”

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UFC President Dana White has weighed in on Israel Adesanya and what his next move should be. Adesanya lost against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 for the Light Heavyweight Championship and now he is likely to return to 185 to defend his Middleweight title.

Adesanya was unsuccessful in his attempts to become a two-division Champion in UFC, and Dana White doesn’t seem keen to give Izzy another shot at 205 for a while.

Dana White on Adesanya

‘Jon Jones used to be at that weight class,’ White mentioned to journalists after Blachowicz’s win at UFC 259. ‘Jon’s going to be so much bigger than Israel. I think Israel should focus on middleweight right now. Get back, keep doing what he does in the middleweight division.’

Izzy himself said that he plans on going back down to Middleweight to again assert his dominance on the division. ‘You’ll see me back at 205 [pounds] later in the future,’ Adesanya stated. ‘Right now, I’ve got a division I’ve got to dominate. I know what they’re thinking, ’˜Oh, that’s it, you’ve just got to take him down and then you’ve got him.’ All right, cool, bet, but I’ll remind them again why I’m the king of 185.’

credit to MMA Fighting for the transcription

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