After Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) will destroy Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Darren till flattered him for it. The Brit was sincere and said he was inspired by the performance of “Stylebender,” for which he then got a response from the undefeated middleweight champion. Clearly there is great respect between the two, considering that the Nigerian also raved about the English-born.
“I love hitting and I love the way he hits. Very basic Muay Thai, and I mean that with all due respect, but also his clinch game and his elbow game is advanced, but he sticks to his basic muay Thai. His left kick, his left fastball, the way he curves his left. It’s beautiful to look at and yes, I’m inspired by a guy like that, in a way, who he is. I don’t care, I don’t give a shit.
Further, Israel He also revealed the following about it: “That is Darren till. I take inspiration from that as if I don’t give a shit. When he fought Gastelum, it was at UFC 244 in New York, I think I was there live. He fought him and said he didn’t care if he got knocked out and he was like a dangerous man. I was inspired by that because in my fight here too, I said I gave up, I didn’t really care what happened after the fight. All that mattered to me was the fight and staying true to myself and my style and not playing it safe.
The Briton is coming off losing in his last fight, but has been preparing for a long time to try to beat Hermansson. In this way, he clearly has the support of the undefeated Middleweight champion, who has already filled him with praise for whatever comes next. The two have been shown together on several occasions, although others also assure that they will meet soon. In turn, it was his own Till who said that at some point he will challenge him for the belt.
Adesanya does not have the same relationship with Jones
Comparing with the above, Israel Adesanya He said the following to Jon Jones: “Next time you talk about my family and nothing is off limits. Do you want to get dirty? Trust me, I’m from the damn gutter. I can get dirty and dirty. The guy is a piece of shit and he knows it. That’s the thing, I’m not perfect. I’m a piece of shit in my own right, but the difference between him and me is that I learn from my mistakes and make sure they never happen again. That is the great difference between him and me.