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Israel Adesanya Says He’s The #1 Contender For Middleweight Title After UFC 234 Win

February 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Israel Adesanya spoke with reporters after his win over Anderson Silva at UFC 234. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On his next fight: “I’m the No. 1 contender. I’m the guy fighting for the belt. I don’t care. Kelvin or Rob, whoever it is I don’t care. Whoever has the belt. Cause I see Kelvin walking around with that belt and I don’t know who gave it to him. I’m fighting for the belt next that’s all I know. I did my job. I showed up to work.”

On taking a bit of time out before the fight: “I can afford to do what I want right now. I can wait out for as long as I need to because I’ve done so much for the company. I’ve played my part and I’m the No. 1 contender. ‘Jacare’ (Souza) can fight Kelvin, or they already fight – get a rematch. I don’t care. I showed up to work, that’s all I know.”