Derek Brunson admits he underestimated Israel Adesanya the first time


Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya they met for the first time on November 3, winning “The Last Stylebender” by TKO in the first round. Since then Brunson has won all five fights he has had and is looking for a rematch; plus now Adesanya is the 185-pound world champion. But first he will have to defeat Jared cannonier on January 22, 2022 at UFC 270. If he wins this new fight, no one will be able to deny him a starting opportunity.

Derek Brunson recalls his fight with Israel Adesanya

And thinking about it recently, talking to The MMA HourDerek Brunson remembered his first fight with Israel Adesanya.

«There are things in that fight that I know it was not me. I did not prepare properly. (…) I was pissed off just when I went back to the locker room. It was like, ‘I can’t believe that happened. He was so angry that he had been able to easily get in (on his defense) and would have gotten an easy victory. I felt like I wasted the opportunity. I’d say I took it lightly. I underestimated it. I was thinking, ‘I’m going to crush this guy easily’.

“When I say that I underestimate people, it is not that I disrespect them, it is simply that I feel that I have control of the fight. I thought I would have no problem with him. So I slightly underestimated what I had to do and I didn’t have good cardio. I trained at home with people who are not into martial arts full time. So when I got into the fight I wasn’t ready for a high-level guy. “

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