Israel Adesanya made an amusing comparison between Marvin Vettori and South Park character Eric Cartman after beating the Italian at UFC 263.
‘The Last Stylebender’ was able to completely control his rematch with Vettori in Glendale, to the point where the judges scored the contest 50-45 to give Adesanya a unanimous decision victory.
Vettori, perhaps due to his unbelievably strong will, initially didn’t believe he should’ve lost – and he told his rival as much inside the cage after the result was announced.
The rivalry continues
During the post-fight press conference, Adesanya spoke about their exchange and made the aforementioned reference.
“I don’t know because even at the end of the fight, I was like, ‘You can at least say I won that one’,” said Adesanya. “He’s like, ‘What? This one? This one?’ I was like, ‘Are you serious? I won that.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, no. We can’t. We can’t.’
“Eric Cartman mentality, man. You’ve got to believe your own bull***t sometimes. “He said I believe my own hype? But wow, after that, who’s believing their own hype?”
Israel went on to offer some advice to his long-time foe.
“My advice to him would be to look yourself in the mirror tonight – maybe not tonight.
“Give it a week. Let things settle down. Look at yourself in the mirror and be like, ‘Look, Israel is better than you.
“‘Israel is better than you. Izzy is way better than you. You couldn’t do s**t to him, but I’m going to get better from this.’
“I swear to you, his next fight will improve if he does the work right. But you’ve got to let it go. You’ve got to let it go.”
After the win, Adesanya called out Robert Whittaker with ‘The Reaper’ currently being on a three-fight win streak.
The two middleweights met at UFC 243 with Adesanya knocking Whittaker out to claim the title.
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