Israel Adesanya was widely considered the top middleweight fighter in history and was at the height of his career while holding the title. However, his highly-anticipated fight with Dricus du Plessis was canceled due to du Plessis’ injury. As a result, Sean Strickland had to take on the champion on short notice. Many in the combat sports community did not have high expectations for Strickland, but he proved them wrong with an impressive performance.
Strickland’s complete control over Adesanya left the entire MMA community in shock and confusion. He continuously attacked the champion, ultimately claiming the championship in a decisive manner. While there have been talks of a rematch, Dana White firmly shut down those rumors in a recent interview.
Dana White denies Israel Adesanya’s request for a rematch against Sean Strickland.
During a recent interview following Dana White’s Contender Series, there were many questions asked. One journalist in particular asked about the possibility of a rematch between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland.
The journalist mentioned that it had been close to a month since Strickland defeated Adesanya. With a month of time to reflect on the rematch, does White have any intentions for Sean to face Israel again? Or was he holding off until the conclusion of the Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev fight?
White quickly responded to the inquiry, appearing to have the correct answer at the ready. He stated, “The recent fight just occurred, and there will be a few more fights in the coming month. Afterwards, we will determine the best fight to make.”
He added, “After considering everything, such as injuries, availability, and logistics, there are many factors that will influence our next decision.”
Joe Rogan and Sean O’Malley suggest the addition of a new super heavyweight division in Dana White’s UFC, stating that they do not know anyone who currently holds this title.
This array of possibilities in White’s answer perfectly defines the shake-up in the middleweight division that Sean Strickland’s UFC 293 upset set off. And this win also gave the UFC fandom all the more reason to keep an eye on UFC 294.
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The disorder and confusion in the middleweight division is resulting in mayhem.
After a prolonged period, a new champion has emerged in the middleweight division, leading to a more thrilling and dynamic atmosphere. Numerous competitors are eager to face off against Sean Strickland and potentially unseat him as the reigning champion. However, with Dricus Du Plessis out of commission and Alex Pereira moving up to the light heavyweight division, the middleweight division is primarily left with Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev as the top contenders for the title.
Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev are scheduled to have a match in the near future. The victor of this highly anticipated bout will likely earn the opportunity to compete for the middleweight division championship against Sean Strickland. Both fighters are exhibiting peak enthusiasm and skill, making it a significant event for UFC 294. This fight has the potential to outshine the main event.
Despite the current situation, the middleweight division is currently providing a string of exciting matches, captivating fans with their intense battles. What do you think about the middleweight category? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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The article titled “Examining the Possibility of an Immediate Rematch Between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland, According to Dana White” was published on EssentiallySports.