ABU DHABI – UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz can see himself crossing paths with Israel Adesanya once more, however he has sure necessities to ensure that that to occur.
Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) handed Adesanya his first-career loss when he defeated him by unanimous resolution early this yr at UFC 259, placing a halt to his quest of changing into twin champ. While Blachowicz isn’t ruling out a rematch with Adesanya, who’s nonetheless the UFC middleweight champ, he’d wish to see him notch a number of wins at 205 kilos first.
“Yes, why not?” Blachowicz advised UFC Arabia. “But if he wants a rematch in 205, he needs to come back, win two or three fights with the top 10 and then with me.”
He continued, “He’s got everything to fight in 205, but we will see if he will come back or not. But, yeah, he’s got everything.”
Blachowicz wasn’t in a position to show his legendary Polish energy in opposition to Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) the best way he’d like, however total, he was joyful together with his efficiency. He confirmed off an entire sport, touchdown a number of takedowns late to safe the win.
“I couldn’t catch him because he was very fast, slippery, and he knows how to move his head,” Blachowicz stated. “That’s why I didn’t knock him out, but that was a great experience for me because I fought five rounds with a great kickboxer. Everybody thought I couldn’t fight against him in the standup, but I showed the world that I can, and I think my standup game was a little bit better than his, so it was good for me. After three rounds, I took him down, and I knew that he was going to be mine.”
He continued, “I beat him. I did what I had to do. I won the fight, and I think people gave me respect after the fight. They sent me a lot of messages on my social media, so I think I have a lot of respect right now. Not only from the fans, but also a lot of fighters sent me messages that I’m an inspiration to them, what I’ve done because you know how my career looks. I lost a couple of fights and then I’m the champion, I beat someone like Izzy, so I think people respect me, and they treat me like a true champion.”