Following his unanimous decision victory at UFC 263 over the promotion’s first Italian title challenger, Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and Vettori (17-4-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) They argued about accuracy. of the punctuation.
Adesanya was irritated by the speech. While Adesanya didn’t expect his feud to fade overnight, he wanted Vettori to at least take his hat off to a fair and one-sided win. Instead, he found himself in an extracurricular conflict.
Adesanya has had one loss in professional mixed martial arts. However, he also has losses in his kickboxing career. Adesanya believes that he has mastered the art of losing.
“I don’t know because even at the end of the fight, I was like, ‘You can at least say I won that one,'” Adesanya said at the post-fight news conference. “It’s like? East? East?’ I was like, ‘Are you serious? I won that. I’m like, ‘Oh no. we can’t we can’t. Eric Cartman mentality, man. Sometimes you have to believe your own nonsense. He said I believe in my own hype? But wow, after that, who believes his own hype?
Adesanya discovered progress and momentum through his failures, like the one he suffered in March when he was defeated by Jan Blachowicz. Vettori can and must do the same if he wants to progress, according to Adesanya.
“After my last fight, I won’t say who, but certain people thought I won that fight,” Adesanya said. “Certain people in my camp thought I won that fight, but I was like, ‘No, it was close, but I’ll take the ‘L’ from that one and grow. I will learn.’ If I wanted to have his mentality, I would stick to that. He would keep chasing Jan and he’s so stupid. That’s not how you grow. How you grow is that you learn from your mistakes. You go back to the drawing board and improvements. You become better than them. ‘Ls’ are a part of life. Losses make you better.”
Vettori’s thinking, in Adesanya’s opinion, is the other way around. Instead of fixing his flaws, Vettori kept himself locked away in an attempt to persuade himself that he is the better fighter, according to Adesanya.
“I don’t know where this whole mentality is coming from that, ‘Oh, you had a loss, and now you’re done.’ No, it’s part of life. Take it and let it get you better,” Adesanya said. “My advice to him would be to look in the mirror tonight, maybe not tonight. Give it a week. He lets things settle down. Look in the mirror and say: ‘Look, Israel is better than you. Israel is better than you. Izzy is much better than you. You couldn’t do shit to him, but I’m gonna get better at this. I swear to you, his next fight will be better if he does the job right. But you have to let it go. You have to let it go.”