UFC Champion Releases Statement On UFC 234 Exit, Reveals Seriousness Of Injury

UFC Champion Releases Statement On UFC 234 Exit, Reveals Seriousness Of Injury

The event, which took place in Australia and aired live on pay-per-view, went ahead with Israel Adesanya staking his claim to being the No. 1 contender at 185 pounds with a decision win over Anderson Silva.

Silva, 43, dropped a unanimous decision to Israel Adesanya in the main event from Melbourne in which he hypothetically passed the torch to the next generation of UFC.

While the fight had the vibe that either could land the KO at any time, Adesanya's gas tank proved the difference as he finished with a strong third round to seal the win. "It's one of those situations where if it had popped out during the fight it could have been fatal for him". "It's not going to keep me down forever, I'll be back better than ever".

Theodorou has won three in a row, most recently, a split decision win over Eryk Anders in his hometown of Toronto at UFC 231 this past December.

The three judges scored the fight 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 and it was deemed the Fight of the Night, with both men earning a US$50,000 bonus.

"This is like, if I'm playing basketball, to play against Michael Jordan", Adesanya said during the post-fight interview. "I think we can give him a pass for not showing up to work", White said of Whittaker. Sometimes it's not in your control.

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It is unclear whether a bout between Whittaker and Gastelum will be rearranged, but one thing is clear - Damon, who played a doctor, botanist, and astronaut in the 2015 hit movie "The Martian", expects Whittaker to be sidelined for more than a month.

Adesanya and Anderson's fight was promoted to be the main event after the Melbourne card was thrown into turmoil early on Sunday morning when Kiwi-born Australian middleweight champion Robert Whittaker had to withdraw due to due to a "freak" abdominal injury.

As a sign of respect, Adesanya lifted Silva's arm up to the crowd to make sure arguably the greatest UFC fighter in history got the recognition he deserved.

Whittaker also thanked the UFC medical team for sparing no expense in ensuring he got medical tests done which led to the emergency surgery. "No, he's going to be better in four to six weeks".

"This is it for me", Adesanya said. This is my life. "I'll fight Nate on it".

"This was really his moment, the media and the hype that was building around. him was taking him to a whole other level and I think he would have done very well in this fight".

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