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Israel Adesanya says he will be bigger than Conor McGregor

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Israel Adesanya of Nigeria punches Rob Wilkinson of Australia in their middleweight bout during the UFC 221 event at Perth Arena on February 11, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

 

Nigeria-born mixed martial arts fighter Israel Adesanya believes he has what it takes to be greater than MMA great, Conor McGregor.
29 year-old Adesanya will face Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight legend Anderson Silva in the co-main event at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia next month with the winner challenging champion Robert Whittaker for the belt.
In an interview with Engage Media Group, Adesanya said: “I will be bigger than Conor (McGregor),
“I am coming for those numbers. I don’t even have to chase them, they will chase me.”
Ranked sixth in the UFC middleweight division, Adesanya beat Derek Brunson in November via a first round technical knock-out and is undefeated in 15 fights as a mixed martial artist.
His opponent, 43 year old Brazilian Anderson Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and had the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a UFC record 16 consecutive victories in that span.

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