UnderGround Forums DC: Adesanaya a threat at HWT vs. all but one

8 days ago
1/1/01
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Former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier spoke recently with Helen Yee Sports about middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. "The Last is intent on taking part in superfights, Adesanya and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones have been bickering bitterly on Twitter for months. And Jones has vacated his 205 belt to take a run at heavyweight. So a superfight vs. "Bones" would likely take place at heavy. The former champ champ has fought Jones twice, and has fought in both divisions, so  he's a knowledgeable analyst in this regard, arguably the most knowledgeable.

And DC says Adesanya would be a huge problem for the UFC's heavyweight division.

“Adesanya, if he can keep this fight [vs. Jones] standing, which he has proven he can do, is a problem for not only Jon Jones but all the way up to Heavyweight to Stipe Miocic,” said Cormier. “If [they] have to stand with Israel Adesanya from Heavyweight down to Middleweight it’s a problem because he is that good in that one particular skill, the striking.”

“He [Adesanya] is that good at striking and now he is striking with four ounce gloves. He is a dangerous guy, he is a dangerous guy for everybody. Maybe not Francis. Francis is knocking people’s heads off, so maybe not Francis, but all the rest of the Heavyweights got their hands full with Adesanya.”

UG, looking at the UFC top 15 heavyweights, who do you give Adesanya a chance against?

CHAMPION STIPE MIOCIC
1. Francis Ngannou
2. Curtis Blaydes
3. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
4 . Derrick Lewis
5. Alistair Overeem
6. Alexander Volkov
7. Junior Dos Santos
8. Walt Harris
9. Augusto Sakai
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov
11. Aleksei Oleinik
12. Sergei Pavlovich
13. Ciryl Gane
14. Blagoy Ivanov
15. Marcin Tybura

None of the above? All of the above? All by Ngannou?

h/t Adam Guillen Jr. for MMA Mania

8 days ago
1/24/16
Posts: 3366

There are some other guys at heavyweight who could knock him the fuck out. But I'd favor him over most.

The weight is a factor but so is skill.

Would be fun to see him vs a guy like Lewis

8 days ago
8/20/15
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Curtis Blades would annihilate Adesanya. 

I'd favor Stipe (who could also ragdoll him), Lewis, Francis, Overeem, Walt Harris, Ivanov, Volkov, JDS, Oleniek.

8 days ago
8/18/13
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Oleinik would grab hold of one of those lanky limbs and fuck it up with the quickness 

8 days ago
2/10/20
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Adesanya probably would just high kick the fuk out francis and bunny hop him

8 days ago
2/2/15
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Guy fights at 185lbs, I'm not ready to crown him heir to the throne at HW without even having been tested at LHW.

8 days ago
2/10/20
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Robert Thomas -

Curtis Blades would annihilate Adesanya. 

I'd favor Stipe (who could also ragdoll him), Lewis, Francis, Overeem, Walt Harris, Ivanov, Volkov, JDS, Oleniek.

 

Volkov,jds no chance, jds before cain wars thats would be interesting 

8 days ago
8/4/07
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DC has lost his mind. Let's see what he can do vs Jones then we can talk about what Heavyweights he may or may not have success against.

8 days ago
1/30/16
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I love DC but he’s dickriding too much.

Any LHW or HW division wrestler takes him down easily, ragdolling him

MW power is also different than HW power.

This is beyond absurd

8 days ago
8/20/15
Posts: 9022
youngestgrandpa -
Robert Thomas -

Curtis Blades would annihilate Adesanya. 

I'd favor Stipe (who could also ragdoll him), Lewis, Francis, Overeem, Walt Harris, Ivanov, Volkov, JDS, Oleniek.

 

Volkov,jds no chance, jds before cain wars thats would be interesting 

I think Volkov would muscle him to the ground, same with JDS. Standing if they land it's going to look like GSP vs Bisping. You could tell Bisping being bigger made his punches hurt GSP much more than the MWs Bisping fought. GSP  overcame that obstacle, but you could tell those punches were hurting him. If JDS or Volkov started landing Adesanya is in trouble 

Edited: 7 days ago
10/22/17
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Gastelum gave him a tough fight... i think most heavyweights would maul him.

7 days ago
8/14/12
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Since Israel is into gay sex threats. I truly believe overeem could rape him and there’s nothing he could do about it. 

7 days ago
10/30/03
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This is DCs was of goading Jones to finally fucking fight at HW. DC don't believe this, he's just pushing a button on Jon. 

7 days ago
10/22/17
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James Franco -

This is DCs was of goading Jones to finally fucking fight at HW. DC don't believe this, he's just pushing a button on Jon. 

Most likely

7 days ago
1/2/20
Posts: 1614
Damn, the HW division has seen better days eh? Theres stipe and francis, than theres everyone else.
7 days ago
1/17/15
Posts: 2048

Does anybody remember the Gastelum fight from less than 2 years ago? He didn’t look great against a bloated WW and now he can become HW champ ? Get the fuck outta here