Twitter reacts to the Next Big Thing
Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker by KO at 3:33 of Round 2, in the main event of UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia, and Twitter reacted hard.
Beautiful performance by @stylebender— michael (@bisping) October 6, 2019
My wish list Usman, Colby, Isreal, Khabib. That order— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) October 6, 2019
Adesanya inspiring all the skinny mother fuckers in the UFC #UFC243— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 6, 2019
Israel Adesanya says he's "got this overly inflated ballon animal” (Paulo Costa) next. The buildup to that one will be something.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 6, 2019
Adesanya immediately lining up his next check. Gotta respect that grind #ufc234— Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) October 6, 2019
Dominick Cruz on Israel Adesanya: "What can you say about him? He put on a show on the way out, he put on a show in there and then he put on a show on the way out. What more could you ask for? That's what this sport needs." #UFC243— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 6, 2019
In just 20 months, Israel Adesanya has gone from making his UFC debut to becoming the 185lbs Champ. During this run he has defeated:— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 6, 2019
Mission complete. Well done, @stylebender. #UFC243
Israel Adesanya's 2019:— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) October 6, 2019
Defeats his childhood hero Anderson Silva in a Chess Match.
Defeats Kelvin Gastelum in a war and shows the world he has heart.
Finishes Robert Whittaker by knockout to become the Middleweight Champion and makes it look easy.
Since Conor McGregor, have we seen anyone with the same kind of superstar potential as Adesanya?— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 6, 2019
He's been in the UFC for just over a year and a half, has fought 7 times and then does this in front of 57,000+ people in enemy territory.
That was one of Israel Adesanya's easiest UFC fights.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) October 6, 2019
The UFC now has two Nigerian-born champions. In adjacent weight classes. Who both won their titles in 2019. #UFC243— David BixenSP🎃🎃KY (@davidbix) October 6, 2019