Israel Adesanya proved the rivalry between him and Paulo Costa is much from over as he appeared to mock the Brazilian simply moments after knocking him out at UFC 253.
After virtually a yr of construct up, Adesanya delivered a flawless efficiency and was virtually punch good on Combat Island within the middleweight title combat.
The principle occasion lasted lower than two rounds as ‘The Final Stylebender’ discovered the goal with a chopping left hook on the temple and duly completed on the bottom, which additionally received him a $50,000 bonus for ‘Combat of the Evening’.
Nonetheless, Adesanya then appeared to ‘hump’ Costa on the bottom earlier than calling out Jared Cannonier for his subsequent title defence.
He mentioned: “I do know this recreation, I don’t simply play this on EA Sports activities, I play this for actual, so once I do that, I do know what I’m speaking about.
“I nonetheless have to observe it once more, little bit sloppy, however I’m a canine and I do what I do.
“I nonetheless don’t like him. I don’t know him personally, I don’t want he dies or something, he’s alive, I let him be alive.
“That is the sport we play, that is violence and I instructed you guys that it was going to be violent and I mentioned it, it’s going to be violent and it’s going to finish quick and that’s what I did. I’m recent, I can go subsequent weekend, I can go anytime.
“I wish to spend time with my household as a result of it’s been a loopy yr, so I wish to go spend time with my folks.
“Cannonier, I need Cannonier subsequent.”
A lot of the pre-fight speak centred round Costa’s apparently superior floor recreation, with the black belt mocking Adesanya for having only a blue belt after which throwing a white belt at him on the weigh-in.
However the New Zealander had the final snort and delivered an express message which was picked up within the vacant Flash Discussion board on Combat Island.
He mentioned: “”I wrap my d*** round my waist it’s a black belt.”