I was compromised – Israel Adesanya reveals why he lost UFC title to Alex Pereira. Israel Adesanya has thought back on his Sunday morning defeat to Alex Pereira in the UFC 281.
In Madison Square Garden, the fighter from Nigeria shockingly lost to Pereira through technical knockout in the fifth round.
This is my third battle in ten months; I’ve been doing this.
Adesanya remarked, “Every time I fight, I run the chance of losing what you people consider to be the prestigious — which it is — the title and everything that.
He also emphasized how the fifth round was when everything started to go south.
He had a dead leg as a result of a kick to the calf.
My peroneal nerve was injured, which is why my footing was poor.
“I had to perform the roly poly even after I tripped and fell backward. I toppled over because I was thinking, “Oh sh—, it’s not like me.”
Adesanya continued, “So, kudos to him for investing in those calf kicks because it cost me.
In a further suggestion that he might accept a rematch against Pereira, he stated, “I’ll be back, it’s not over yet.”