‘Revenge is sweet’: Israel Adesanya wins UFC title with second round KNOCKOUT of Alex Pereira
Israel Adesanya won his UFC middleweight championship fight with a brutal second-round knockout against Alex Pereira at UFC 287 in Miami on Sunday.
Adesanya avenged his fifth-round TKO loss to the Brazilian last November in a fight he had been winning on the scorecards.
“Brah, they say revenge is sweet, and if you know me, I’ve got a sweet tooth!,” Adesanya, the Last Stylebender, told UFC interviewer Joe Rogan. “This is f….ing sweet!
“No matter what, Alex is a great champion. He lost the belt tonight, but he will always be a champion. In his story I’m the antagonist, I’m the bad guy, but tonight it’s my story, history.”
“People, earth, I need to say something. Shush. I hope everyone of you behind the screens, in this arena, can feel this level of happiness just one time in your life,” an elated Adesanya screamed into the camera.
“But guess what, you will never feel this level of happiness if you don’t go for something in your own life. When they knock you down, when they try and s… on you, when they talk s… about you, when they try and put their foot on your neck. If you stay down, you will never, ever get that resolve.
“Fortify your mind, and feel this level of happiness, one time in your life. But I’m blessed to be able to feel this s… again, and again, and again, and again.”