Israel Adesanya the Next Ubereem?
Eugene Bareman told Submission Radio that he and his protege Israel Adesanya are eyeing UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic as a potential future challenge. He also mentioned that Iz is “not going to weigh heavyweight”, foreshadowing that the middleweight won’t put on extra muscle if the fight were to happen.
Which is crazy.
If Adesanya is going to fight at heavyweight, he’s gonna want to get on the proven fast track to heavyweight success; The Uber Diet! Horse meat and Mexican supplements ladies and gentleman! Alistair Ubereem 2.0!
And I’m all about it. I miss the TRT Vitor and Ubereem era. That said, the bout isn’t likely otherwise. The commission would make Izzy weigh at least 206, so he can qualify for the heavyweight limit.
Israel Adesanya is a spectacular talent, and one of the best strikers in middleweight history. But there are weight classes for a reason, and I for one am taking Stipe all day in that fight if Izzy comes in weighing any less than 215-220 pounds.
For the time being, Israel is best served keeping his eye on upcoming challenger Yoel Romero, who he fights at UFC 248. And perhaps, if he clears out the division, we’ll be lucky enough to see Uber Iz.
Israel Adesanya the Next Ubereem