Israel Adesanya has been working on his figure, looking bigger than ever in a recent post shared on Instagram.
“Me right now, I’m taking my time,” Adesanya said. “My last few fights, I had four fights in 14 months as a champion in the UFC. That’s unheard of. I was the most active champion, not fighter, champion in the league. So life has forced me to take some time off and I will, but you will see me soon.”
Quotes via MMAFighting
Adesanya also cleared up previous comments that he would not be fighting until 2027, citing the unserious nature of his response.
Trilogy at UFC 300?
Despite Israel Adesanya getting the last laugh on his rival back in April, Pereira is the one who currently holds a championship. Adesanya is coming off an upset loss to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 where he was stumped by Strickland’s boxing.
On the other hand, Pereira is coming off arguably the biggest win of his career against Jiri Prochazka, where a second-round TKO solidified his legacy in the sport as one of just 9 fighters to win belts in multiple weight classes.
Both men have shown interest in a rematch, and with the biggest event in promotion history on the horizon, both men could be receiving a call sometime soon.
With Conor McGregor seemingly not returning to action until June next year, there is a real chance we see this historical trilogy headlining UFC 300. Few fights can match both the star power and suspense a trilogy would have, making it the leading candidate as the main event for a historical card.
Do you think Israel Adesanya is bulking up for a move to 205? Should the trilogy between Adesanya and Pereira headline UFC 300? Let us know in the comments below!