Yoel Romero challenged Israel Adesanya for his UFC middleweight title at UFC 248, in what was viewed as a lackluster performance from both fighters.
Both fighters have been putting the blame on their opponent for the lack of action in their headliner at UFC 248. Yoel Romero took aim at the champion, Israel Adesanya, on his Twitter. He declared himself the “people’s champ” and suggested that Adesanya was afraid to engage him. See what the Cuban said below:
“No me. You. #peopleschamp.” Romero wrote.
As mentioned earlier, both fighters have been blaming the other for the lackluster performance at UFC 248. Speaking to Megan Olivi, Israel Adesanya made a similar accusations against Romero post-fight. See what the champion had to say below:
“After the fight, I was really frustrated that my dance partner didn’t want to dance,” Adesanya said to Megan Olivi “You look at a guy like Kelvin Gastelum, he brought the fight [to me]. Robert Whittaker, he brought the fight. It takes two to tango. So if I’m trying to fight and you’re just standing there going ‘come on, come on, come on,’ that’s silly.
“I took his best shot in the first round,” Adesanya continued, critiquing the performance Romero put forth. “That might be the only round I gave him. Look, he has a good poker face. He’s playing ‘oh yeah, I’m not hurt,’ but the legs didn’t lie. I f**ked his legs up. I touched him up. I cut him. But yeah, I’ve never been a boring fight. I don’t want to say this was a boring fight, but I was expecting more of a fight from him. Even in the fifth round I’m like ‘cool, he’s going to be desperate and he’s going to bring the fight’, and I’m just like waiting for this surge of something. It takes two to tango but I was the only that was willing to dance.”
Adesanya recently pointed out the damage he had done to Yoel Romero’s leg in their fight at UFC 248, dismissing the notion that the Cuban fighter is “made of steel”.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 10th March, 2020.
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