UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya hints at future showdown with British star

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Whilst preparing for his debut at light heavyweight, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has admitted he would welcome a future super-bout with British heavy-hitter Darren Till.

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Adesanya, 31, is just days away from headlining UFC 259 against fellow champion Jan Blachowicz.

The mouth-watering clash will see Adesanya continue in his quest to become just the fifth fighter in the UFC’s history to hold two belts simultaneously.

Although he’ll be facing the notoriously heavy-hitting Blachowicz, shockingly, the Nigerian-born striker recently revealed he has no plans to bulk-up ahead of the pair’s showdown.

Speaking in a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani (as relayed by the Daily Mail), Adesanya addressed speculation he could continue to compete in both divisions.

After seemingly clearing out the middleweight division on his way to 185lb gold, the 31-year-old has already racked up wins over the likes of Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa and Kelvin Gastelum.

So who is left for the pound-for-pound great to face? – Well, according to the man himself, there is still one name on his hit-list.

“To be honest, none of them except Till [excite me],” Adesanya said. “I hope he keeps winning just so we can have that fight. 

“He’s just got to win, man. He’s got to get his s**t together and keep winning, Till. Come on, Scouser!”

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