Israel Adesanya was once as soon as now not impressed with the defensive means from Yoel Romero at UFC 248 – and neither was once as soon as Dana White.
Israel Adesanya insisted it takes “two to tango” after his problems victory over Yoel Romero, whose potency inside the co-main match at UFC 248 did not impress Dana White.
Adesanya successfully defended his UFC middleweight identify as he received by way of unanimous selection in Las Vegas, even though the struggle did not catch hearth as a spectacle.
The Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based fighter landed leg kicks all the way through to get the nod from all three judges, even though he was once as soon as rapid to criticise his 42-year-old opponent inside the aftermath for his unwillingness to engage.
“I was hoping he would be more like my opponents of the past,” Adesanya – who improves to 19-Zero – knowledgeable ESPN.
“Kelvin [Gastelum] and Robert [Whittaker] actually presented the struggle, even Anderson [Silva] – a counter-fighter – he nevertheless presented the struggle, and he’s the equivalent age as him [Romero].
“I don’t know what his excuse is – he can think he received that struggle on the other hand you didn’t don’t anything else, boy.
“It takes two to tango. I’m the one probing, trying to draw reactions. For me, I was pressing the action.”
— UFC (@ufc) March 8, 2020
Romero has now out of place four of his closing five outings on the other hand believed he had completed enough to take the belt and end Adesanya’s unbeaten run, despite his defensive methodology.
“It’s impossible to fight against a ghost,” Romero said in his post-fight interview with the assistance of an interpreter.
“I feel that the fight game now is whoever runs the fastest is the winner.”
White, even though, was once as soon as now not impressed by way of what he witnessed all the way through the T-Mobile Arena, claiming Cuban Romero “literally gave up” in his first day trip since losing to Paulo Costa closing 12 months.
“He looked terrible tonight. He looked terrible. He literally gave up an opportunity tonight,” the UFC president knowledgeable the media.
“Maybe he comes back in his next fight, and he looks like Yoel Romero, but if he doesn’t, I wouldn’t expect him to fight another 10 years looking like that.”