Uriah Hall Thinks Israel Adesanya Is ‘Picking His Fights’
Uriah Hall believes Israel Adesanya is choosing his opponents.
Adesanya is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion. He captured the gold back in October 2019 against Robert Whittaker. Adesanya scored the second-round TKO victory. He’s had successful title defenses against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.
Hall doesn’t appear to think that Adesanya is facing the best opposition. Here’s what he told media members during a recent scrum (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“Adesanya’s picking his fights. He sees what I see, he sees a hole in all these guys. He’s already picking [Jared] Cannonier, he’s looking for easy fights. Yeah, I said it. I know why he’s picking certain fights, but I’m dynamic, especially with the gym that I’m at right now, I’m focused. Laser-focused. It’s just a matter of time. I’m just going to play the politic card and just whoever the UFC needs me to beat, or whoever the UFC thinks can beat me and get to the top.”
Hall is looking to take care of his own business this Saturday night, October 31. He will meet Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC Vegas 12. The action takes place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hall is going for his third straight victory.
Adesanya’s next fight hasn’t been determined. The plan would’ve been for “The Last Stylebender” to face Jared Cannonier but Cannonier was defeated by Robert Whittaker. Now, UFC President Dana White has expressed interest in a rematch between Adesanya and Whittaker. Adesanya has been teetering on whether or not he wants to remain at 185 pounds to build a legacy at middleweight or move up to light heavyweight.