Henry Cejudo Thinks UFC Should Stop Pushing Israel Adesanya

Many people have a love/hate relationship with Israel Adesanya. It seems Henry Cejudo is on the hate train.

Israel recently defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. After the fight, majority of fans and fighters called the bout ‘boring’, even after Adesanya’s elaborate walk-out where he entered the octagon like WWE’s Undertaker. Many critics continue to say that Israel is a boring fighter who has boring main event fights. Henry Cejudo, former UFC talent, took it a step further. Cejudo said on The Triple C & Schmo Show where he criticized Adesanya’s performance and even said UFC should stop pushing him. This is what he had to say.

It’s crazy when you come out to freaking – to The Undertaker, and you didn’t put on a performance on Saturday night, it was lame, dude. You’ve got to start giving – main events are special, dude. If he’s not performing, UFC, stop pushing this dude. He’s a decision-maker. He hypes a lot and he doesn’t deliver. He talks a lot, and he doesn’t deliver. It’s been like that with him for a minute now, and I think if you’re going to call people out and do all this other stuff, finish them. Put a beating on people. Be spectacular. People look forward more to his entrance than his actual fight, and that’s a problem because what you want to  be good at is when you fight.

– Henry Cejudo via The Triple C and Schmo Show

Henry went on to say that he believes if the fight happens, Alex Pereira would defeat Israel Adesanya.

I think Alex Pereira can really – because both of these dudes are just strikers, semi-good defense – but going to have to go with Pereira because Israel never demonstrates any type of takedowns and things like that, he’s another one-dimensional guy that’s good at what he does, and it’s a shame that these dudes at 185 pounds can’t take the fight where Jan (Blachowicz) has taken him. You take him into deep waters and it’s over.

– Henry Cejudo via The Triple C & Schmo Show

Do you agree with Henry? Or do you think Israel can have better performances to warrant the UFC push?

H/T MMAJunkie

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