Former UFC doubleweight champion Henry Cejudo believes the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion should stop pushing middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after his performance last week.
Adesanya successfully retained his 185-pound title last weekend with a unanimous decision win over Jared Cannonier. Although Adesanya outclassed Cannonier for the majority of the fight, his performance was not without criticism.
Even “Stylebender” himself said he had a night off, but it still resulted in a dominating victory. That being said, Cejudo took to his podcast, “The Triple C & Schmo Show,” to discuss his frustrations with Adesanya’s performance.
Henry Cejudo calls Adesanya’s performance ‘Lame’
Cejudo isn’t a fan of all of Adesanya’s hype, including theatrical Octagon entries such as his Undertaker-inspired walkout at UFC 276, only to deliver a “lame” performance.
“It’s crazy when you go out to freak, for The Undertaker [theme song], and you didn’t perform, man, on Saturday night. It sucked, man. You gotta start giving, main events are special, man. If he’s not playing, UFC, stop pushing that guy. He is a decision maker. »
Cejudo went on to reiterate that Adesanya was all fashion and there was no delivery. He even went so far as to suggest that people expect his walkouts more than his actual fight.
“He gets a lot of hype and he doesn’t deliver on his promises. He talks a lot, and he doesn’t deliver. It’s been like that with him for a minute now. And I think if you’re going to call people and do all these other things, finish them.
“Putting a beating on people. Be spectacular. People are expecting his entry more than his actual fight, and that’s a problem because what you want to be good at is when you fight.
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