Should Israel Adesanya jump the line for a title shot? | UFC 234 | ESPN MMA


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  • GSP Caught on Steroids
    GSP Caught on Steroids  9 hours back

    Dominico Cruz should retire once and for all and stop chasing TJ. He's not gonna give you a rematch, your lame ass is resting well enough already

    • skullier13
      skullier13  1 weeks back

      Adesanya is a very talented fighter but he has yet to face a top 5 rank fighter... Face weidman at least if he want an easy fight

      • Patty Hays
        Patty Hays  1 weeks back

        Adesanya beat the number 15 ranked fighter. Was there any doubt?

        • King Sidd
          King Sidd  1 weeks back


          • Curtis Gorner
            Curtis Gorner  1 weeks back

            For not finishing a 43 year old man I'd rank somewhere vaguely between rank 7-15...
            yes sure why not.... lmao ofc not. Literally hasn't fought one legit top 5 yet.

            • Edwin Martinez
              Edwin Martinez  1 weeks back

              Izzy vs Souza or Izzy vs Rockhold would be something to watch for

              • Rollin Rocker
                Rollin Rocker  1 weeks back

                Feed him to Rockhold. If he finishes Luke then there's no doubt he should deserve a title shot.

                • Nicholas Alcayde
                  Nicholas Alcayde  1 weeks back

                  Well White called this a number one contender fight so I don’t know what the fuck your talking about with the jumping the line nonsense

                  • Bouboune
                    Bouboune  2 weeks back

                    I want Yoel Romero VS Israel

                    • LN
                      LN  2 weeks back

                      Adesanya really shoud have finished Silva ou even dominated more.
                      He need a number 1 contender fight before the title, like Whittaker x Jacare, or Yoel x Rockhold.
                      Fight for the tittle just because u beat Brunson and Silva is unfair, Gastelum himself has better results.
                      Whittaker fought for the title after KO top 5 Jacare Souza
                      Romero fought for the title after KO top 5 Chris Weidman
                      Adesanya deserves fight fot the title after a dicision over unranked 43 years old Anderson SIlva?
                      Of course NOT

                      • Rusty Shackleford
                        Rusty Shackleford  2 weeks back

                        Hell no, he barely beat a 50% Silva...

                        Let him fight a couple of top 5s first.

                        • Dennis Reynolds
                          Dennis Reynolds  2 weeks back

                          No he should not. He will likely be champ imo, but that's disrespectful as fuck to Kelvin. I see both Kelvin and Romero being extremely difficult for Adesanya. People keep saying Jacare... Lmfao. No. Jacare will get merc'd. Whittaker will also be a difficult match, but I doubt Whittaker will go for the takedown against Israel, given Israel's takedown defense, and Whittaker isn't the caliber of wrestler that Israel has fought before... But Kelvin and Romero are different animals in the grappling area.

                          • neogenesis
                            neogenesis  2 weeks back

                            Cruz wearing a suit from the 90's

                            • Lil Gusto
                              Lil Gusto  2 weeks back

                              You guys keep talkin about him beating a 15th rank fighter and needing to beat someone in the top 5 before a title shot but he already beat a 6th and a 8th rank fighter. He also finished the 6th rank fighter (Brunson) in spectacular fashion in the first round. Y’all need to stop and just face it ,he’s the future. His striking is eons above anyone in the middleweight division and his takedown defense improves drastically every fight which will be the reason why he beats all these wrester y’all are hoping will beat him. Remember this Style blender will be the middleweight champion very soon

                              • Cameron Sweeney
                                Cameron Sweeney  2 weeks back

                                Cruz needs his own podcast

                                • J-Stilt 9
                                  J-Stilt 9  2 weeks back


                                  • penguins can fly
                                    penguins can fly  2 weeks back


                                    • AnimeAndAthletics
                                      AnimeAndAthletics  2 weeks back

                                      If silva didnt just stand there with his hands down and let isreal punch him in the face those 2 times, would silva have won?

                                      • shahzad anwar
                                        shahzad anwar  2 weeks back

                                        If they fight for title ZABIT megamedsharipov should fight max Holloway for the title.

                                        • Jonny Ouimet
                                          Jonny Ouimet  2 weeks back

                                          if he would of finished silva yes.... but he didnt so nope...great fight tho loved it

                                        • Isabel
                                          Isabel  2 weeks back

                                          Silva in his Prime would have Won without a doubt... Silva put on a beautiful performance & it worked... The young guy did not show much that was OUTSTANDING that wowed anyone... I mean he fought & was good & won by points nothing spectacular...

                                          • Eric
                                            Eric "Q" Hochuli  2 weeks back

                                            Dominic Cruz looks like he is late for his first communion.

                                            • HannibalBARCA
                                              HannibalBARCA  2 weeks back

                                              No finish no title shot. Make him wait for that sparring match we watched on Saturday.

                                              • yorke wallace
                                                yorke wallace  2 weeks back

                                                israel isnt better.. silva is just plain old

                                                • George Burgess
                                                  George Burgess  2 weeks back

                                                  I dont like cruz but everything he said was 100 percent on point in this one

                                                  • MysticDro
                                                    MysticDro  2 weeks back

                                                    Adesanya vs Rockhold or Adesanya vs Romero. Nothing else makes sense.

                                                    • J. C
                                                      J. C  2 weeks back

                                                      Yoel is a horrible match up for Israel. Throw out the juicing allegations of yoel, he would be too strong imo

                                                      • Dullahan Gaming
                                                        Dullahan Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                        Adesanya has not fought anyone yet. Silva is great, but he is an old man now. Adesanya will get scorched by anyone top 3.

                                                        • Ka Mi
                                                          Ka Mi  2 weeks back

                                                          NO, Adesanya wasn't even close to finishing Silva. A convincing finish was needed to "jump up" for the title challenge.

                                                          • ronki23
                                                            ronki23  2 weeks back

                                                            NO! Gastelum vs Whittaker for title shot

                                                            • MediTruth
                                                              MediTruth  2 weeks back


                                                              • Gio
                                                                Gio  2 weeks back

                                                                Cain is getting smoked you heard it here first

                                                                • Xixtin The Great
                                                                  Xixtin The Great  2 weeks back

                                                                  Moral of the story is there will always be haters. The next thing they will say is they want him to do a tag-team handicap MMA match (4 against 1) before he gets a title shot. The guy beat 5 guys in one calendar year. He deserves the next title shot

                                                                  • SHAKE WEIGHT
                                                                    SHAKE WEIGHT  2 weeks back

                                                                    shout out to Llyod Banks "Breathe" playing in the background during this commentary lol

                                                                    • Mad Marc
                                                                      Mad Marc  2 weeks back

                                                                      If Anderson was in his prime; there's no way Israel would have beat him. It just shows how good Anderson was doing all those years when he was the reigning champ. I tip my hat to Israel that was a great fight.

                                                                      • MorganMoogle
                                                                        MorganMoogle  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Andy Foster
                                                                          Andy Foster  2 weeks back

                                                                          I think he should fight Jacare

                                                                          • Knight 11692
                                                                            Knight 11692  2 weeks back

                                                                            I really thought Anderson Silva had him beat and if you seen the fight I believe Adesanya thought he had lost as well.

                                                                            • Kagemusha08
                                                                              Kagemusha08  2 weeks back

                                                                              Isreal doesn't deserve a shot for beating Andy. He's a legend but he's had a losing record for well over half a decade and is mid-40s. Getting a TS off of him is ridiculous. On the other hand Dana is clearly desperate to have him as champ because of his charisma and Whittaker is about as good a stylistic match-up he's going to get out of the top 5. Plus Gastelum went full retard pretending he was champ...

                                                                              • Jose Hernandez
                                                                                Jose Hernandez  2 weeks back

                                                                                What I saw here was that Brett Okamoto is what Mike Goldberg was to Joe Rogan.  Basically, Mike, and now Brett, speak well and have the broadcasting ability, but they know nothing about MMA or fighting, so they rely on people like Dominick and Joe.  It's quite pathetic, actually.  But people will say they love "Goldie", who all he did was name drop and copy off of Joe Rogan.  It seems like Okamoto is doing the exact same thing that Goldie did.

                                                                                • jeremy arroyo
                                                                                  jeremy arroyo  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I love all the different commentators they all have they own distinct style, Dom is super knowledgeable and u know ur gonna learn something when he’s on

                                                                                  • jeremy arroyo
                                                                                    jeremy arroyo  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Adesanya is very skilled but he is just to frail to compete with Romero, Costa, and Whittaker those guys are steel tanks. How does he beat Romero? Tell me I don’t see one path to victory

                                                                                    • MMA filthy casual
                                                                                      MMA filthy casual  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Since when have we started to compare what would happend if someone fought in +10years or - 10 years, people are so retarded saying things like prime Silva beats him, well he does cuz Adesanya was 18 then and they fought 2 days ago and that is the only one we can see how it goes, the rest is pointless imagination.

                                                                                      • Kekoa Kawakami
                                                                                        Kekoa Kawakami  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I mean I agree with everyone saying that this fight doesn’t justify an immediate title shot... but Izzy is saying all this because Dana himself said in the press conference that this fight is for the #1 contender spot... he literally said the winner gets a title shot.. that was before Bobby knuckles was pulled from the fight, so that could change things.. but everyone acting like Izzy just pulling that title fight stuff out his ass..

                                                                                        • DaLeadBull
                                                                                          DaLeadBull  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I like Adesanya but he still hasn't faced the best in the division. He hasn't fought guys like Weidman, Rockhold, Jacare, Yoel, all he did was beat an overrated Brunson (who sucks balls imo) and now edged out an aging Anderson Silva.

                                                                                          • Ra, The Sun Of God
                                                                                            Ra, The Sun Of God  2 weeks back

                                                                                            He should get the tittle shot after his next fight

                                                                                            • csck ckcs
                                                                                              csck ckcs  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Does anyone else see the subliminal disapproval for Adensanya from Cruz? Watch his interviews about Adesanya.

                                                                                              • bob barker
                                                                                                bob barker  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Mvp vs paul daley going to be a good fight