- Thiago Santos has criticized Adesanya for the woeful efficiency in opposition to Romero.
- The Brazilian has additionally acknowledged that the bout had a transparent winner in Yoel Romero.
Modified 06 Apr 2020, 23:36 IST
By calling out the king of the UFC mild heavyweight division Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya not solely grabbed headlines and eyeballs; he additionally made it very clear that he needs to make merry with the massive boys contained in the Octagon.
Nicely, ask and also you shall obtain. Jones is away in the interim, on account of a current brush up with the regulation relating to aggravated DUI and negligent use of firearms, and Adesanya made positive to goal a couple of digs on the reigning champ whereas he is down.
Within the absence of Jones, his colleague and former opponent Thiago Santos has taken up the mantle from Jones, and determined to tear into the reigning middleweight champion for his lackluster title protection in opposition to Yoel Romero at UFC 248.
Talking to MMA Combating not too long ago, Santos criticized Adesanya for the woeful efficiency in opposition to Romero and mentioned he believes Romero gained that battle, and that Adesanya escaped with the gold by advantage of being the defending champion.
“Sure, Romero gained that battle. Horrible battle. There’s not a lot to say. Romero did his half. He moved ahead, tried to convey extra of a battle, however the champion was very conservative, so it was a boring battle to look at. There’s no champion while you enter a battle. The champion has to win the battle. It’s absurd once I hear individuals say that. The champion has to battle arduous, identical to the challenger.”
Santos even pulled up a comparability to his break up determination thriller in opposition to Jon Jones whereas referring to the Adesanya-Romero match-up. He mentioned that he believes his battle in opposition to Jones was razor shut, and that the win may simply have gone his means, however that the UFC 248 primary occasion had a transparent winner – Romero.
“I can’t say that, man, as a result of my battle wasn’t blatant. You’ll be able to’t say I used to be robbed in my battle. It was very shut, there’s no different means, however the Romero battle, I feel Romero clearly gained.”
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