Report ‘Anderson Silva Removes Furious Message Aimed at Ex-UFC Champion Israel Adesanya’ After Israel Adesanya was defeated by Sean Strickland for the UFC middleweight championship, Anderson Silva removed a venomous note he had sent to him.
At UFC 293 last weekend, Adesanya was predicted to easily dispatch top contender Strickland, but the outcome was exactly the reverse, as he was stripped of his world championship by a unanimous vote. One of the biggest surprises in MMA history was Strickland’s victory, and Silva shocked many spectators by attacking Adesanya afterward.
UFC great Silva attacked “The Last Stylebender” on Instagram, writing: “I’m in command of this s*** here, and you’re not going to open your lips again to compare yourself to me in this s***. Do you comprehend? I’m in command of all of this s*** here. Silva instantly deleted the post, but quick-thinking followers swiftly shared it again before he erased the proof.
The fact that Silva and Adesanya previously fought in the same octagon at UFC 234 in 2019 makes his criticism of Adesanya surprising. Before ultimately winning by decision, Adesanya was all praise for Silva, saying: “This guy motivated me to be able to believe a skinny black guy can simply walk in here and f*** everyone up. He introduced me to this game, therefore it will be an honor for me to remove him from it.
After the bout, Silva gave Adesanya a hug and urged him to be focused. You enter here and remain for the rest of your life because you are the finest at this time. You are the finest, I handed the baton to you. Many thanks for everything and for improving my life. The defeat was the final time Silva served as the main event of a UFC pay-per-view, and he fought twice more for the organization before deciding to turn to boxing and retiring.
When he was knocked out by Alex Pereira in November of last year, Adesanya lost the chance to match Silva’s mark for the longest winning streak in UFC middleweight history . The Nigerian-born Kiwi won back his title after defeating Pereira in their rematch in April, but after losing to Strickland, he has now had another setback.
After the bout, Adesanya said, “I had a different plan for tonight, but life throws curveballs at you. “Won or lost I wasn’t going to say anything anyway, but that night I lost to the superior man. I’ll leave you with the thought that I want to travel with those who are waiting for me and who care about me.
Israel Adesanya UFC Records
As of September 13, 2023, Israel Adesanya’s UFC record is 24-3-0. He has 16 wins by knockout, 1 win by decision, and 1 no contest. He is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
His most notable wins in the UFC include:
- Anderson Silva at UFC 234
- Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236
- Paulo Costa at UFC 253
- Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 and UFC 271
- Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 and UFC 276
He lost to Jan Błachowicz at UFC 259 and Alex Pereira at UFC 281.
Adesanya is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He is known for his striking, which is a combination of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and boxing. He is also a very versatile fighter, and is capable of winning fights by knockout, decision, or submission.
Anderson Silva UFC Records
As of September 13, 2023, Anderson Silva’s UFC record is 34-11-0 (1 NC). He has 22 wins by knockout, 4 wins by submission, and 8 losses. He is the former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a UFC record 16 consecutive victories in that span.
His most notable wins in the UFC include:
- Rich Franklin (2x)
- Dan Henderson
- Chael Sonnen (2x)
- Vitor Belfort
- Chris Weidman (1x)
- Michael Bisping
He lost to Chris Weidman (2x), Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, and Jared Cannonier.
Silva is considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. He is known for his striking, which is a combination of Muay Thai, boxing, and taekwondo. He is also a very versatile fighter, and is capable of winning fights by knockout, decision, or submission.
He is a pioneer of the sport, and his influence can be seen in the way that modern MMA fighters fight. He is a true legend of the sport, and his legacy will be remembered for many years to come.
Here are some of his UFC records:
- Longest title reign: 2,457 days
- Most title defenses: 10
- Longest consecutive winning streak: 16
- Most knockout wins: 22
- Most finishes: 26
- Most strikes landed: 1,300
- Most significant strikes landed: 779
Anderson Silva is a true legend of the UFC and mixed martial arts. He is one of the greatest fighters of all time, and his legacy will be remembered for many years to come.