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

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  • Published on:  Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Dominick Cruz and Brett Okamoto analyze Israel Adesanya's victory by unanimous decision against Anderson Silva. Cruz wants to see Adesanya have one more fight against a top-5 opponent, like Jacare Souza or Yoel Romero, before getting a title shot. Cruz also wouldn't mind seeing Silva fight against Uriah Hall and previews Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez Sunday February 17 on ESPN.

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  • skullier13


     9 months ago +1

    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

     9 months ago

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

  • King Sidd

    King Sidd

     9 months ago


  • Curtis Gorner

    Curtis Gorner

     9 months ago +1

    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.

  • Ed M

    Ed M

     9 months ago

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

  • Rollin Rocker

    Rollin Rocker

     9 months ago

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

  • Nicholas Alcayde

    Nicholas Alcayde

     9 months ago

    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


     9 months ago

    I want Yoel Romero VS Israel

  • LN


     9 months ago +1

    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

     9 months ago

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

    Let him fight a couple of top 5s first.

  • Dennis Reynolds

    Dennis Reynolds

     9 months ago

    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


     9 months ago

    Cruz wearing a suit from the 90's

  • Lil Gusto

    Lil Gusto

     9 months ago

    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

  • Camsuke


     9 months ago

    Cruz needs his own podcast

  • J-Stilt 9

    J-Stilt 9

     9 months ago


  • penguins can fly

    penguins can fly

     9 months ago


  • AnimeAndAthletics


     9 months ago

    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

     9 months ago

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

  • jo jo

    jo jo

     9 months ago

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

  • Isabel


     9 months ago

    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...