Israel Adesanya dismisses strategy against Jared Cannonier and insists he will simply ‘f**k him up’
Israel Adesanya rejects the need for strategy against Jared Cannonier and insists he will just ‘f**k him up’ as middleweight champion enjoys headline slot on ‘biggest card of the year’ at UFC 276
- Israel Adesanya takes on Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276
- Middleweight champion enjoys headline act in ‘biggest card of the year’
- He has the utmost confidence in victory and downplays the need for gameplan
- Kiwi said, ‘You know me, when it comes time to show up, I show off’
Israel Adesanya is confident he will “f**k up” Jared Cannonier in the headline act at UFC 276 this Saturday night.
The middleweight champion has banned all challengers in his division and the mighty American is next to face him.
Adesanya is a firm favorite to hold onto his belt and when asked about a specific game plan or strategy for fighting Cannonier, he replied, “Everyone [saying] ‘What’s the game plan? How are you going to beat Jared? I’m like look, I’m going to screw him up.
Israel Adesanya Is Extremely Confident For His Fight With Jared Cannonier
‘That is the most important. I’m going to screw him up and I’m saying that because I want to. I want people to be like, “Look, let’s see.” Because I know what I’m doing.’
After UFC Fight Night, Adesanya went on to talk about how full of top quality fights the map is Saturday.
He added: ‘You go on my ‘FreeStyleBender’ YouTube page, me and Alex [Volkanovski] breakdown and we didn’t even skip a fight. It’s stacked.
‘Literally, it’s stacked, stacked, stacked from bottom to top. There are some sleeper fights there.
The champion headlines one of the biggest cards of the year this Saturday at UFC 276
Jared Cannonier has the power to harass Adesanya, but is technically inferior
“This is the biggest fight card of the year. We have to show ourselves. That’s what it is. We have to brag and you know me, when it’s time to show up, I show off.’
Cannonier is one of the strongest fighters in the division and will no doubt try to defeat the champion to avoid the champion’s deadly attack.
But many have tried and failed at middleweight to get the better of the Nigerian-born star.
With Alex Pereira also on the main card, there could be a ready-made story for his next opponent if he wins.
Pereira defeated him twice, including one knockout during their kickboxing days, so the UFC is aiming to revive that rivalry.
Adesanya has been sensational as the middleweight division champion