Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Andrew McNicol
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Andrew McNicol

Israel Adesanya can become UFC pound-for-pound No 1 – and undisputed MMA ‘GOAT’ – in 2021

  • ‘The Last Stylebender’ bids for ‘champ champ’ status against UFC light heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz in March
  • If successful, a superfight with Jon Jones at heavyweight – and a shot at MMA immortality – could await Adesanya

Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Israel Adesanya celebrates after retaining his middleweight title at UFC 248. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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Andrew McNicol

Andrew McNicol

Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, rugby and mixed martial arts. He also enjoys covering local athletes and niche sports in the region. He has a master's degree in Media and Communications Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.