Mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Henry Cejudo recently voiced his opinion on the potential rematch between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland. According to Cejudo, he believes that despite not deserving it, Adesanya will get a second chance against UFC champion Strickland due to Dana White’s favoritism.
Adesanya, often referred to as ‘Dana White’s Boy’, has been a prominent figure in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His charisma and unique fighting style have made him one of the most popular fighters in recent years. However, his loss against Sean Strickland left many questioning whether he is worthy of an immediate rematch.
Cejudo expressed his thoughts on this matter stating, “I don’t think Adesanya deserves another shot at Strickland right away.” He added that there are other fighters who have shown more promise and consistency than Adesanya but are overlooked because they lack the same level of popularity or backing from Dana White.
This isn’t the first time someone has accused Dana White of showing favoritism towards certain fighters. The UFC president has previously faced criticism for giving Conor McGregor multiple title shots despite numerous losses.
The possibility of an immediate rematch between Adesanya and Strickland is still up in air. Many believe that if it happens, it would be solely based on their previous fight’s pay-per-view success rather than sporting meritocracy.
Strickland himself hasn’t publicly commented on these speculations yet. As reigning champ though, he surely must be aware about them given how closely intertwined politics can be with professional sports like MMA 🥊
In conclusion, while Henry Cejudo’s outspokenness might ruffle some feathers within UFC circles; it also brings attention to important issues such as favouritism within competitive sports. Whether or not Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya gets his desired rematch against Sean Strickland remains to be seen. However, one thing is clear – such decisions should ideally be made on the basis of sporting merit and not personal preferences or marketability.