Israel Adesanya chose to dictate things and not go on rampage with this Romero beast. But they will say he backed off. Lol. If you want to collect someone’s belt, you go challenge them! And still…
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 8, 2020
Adesanya fought like a champion-exactly the way he had to… You have to decisively beat the champ.
Counter fighter versus counter Fighter is the toughest chess match imo!
Respect to both I love watching The highest level of mma #UFC248 ✊?
— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) March 8, 2020
“The people want to see the good fight, not like this. … You want to see running, go see Usain Bolt.”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 8, 2020
Also, I have nothing bad to say about Israel Adesanya. He took an extremely dangerous fight when he didn’t have to. He did what he needed to do and he just defeated Yoel Romero. Yoel couldn’t keep him down, and he couldn’t knock him out. Izzy is a champion. ??????#UFC248
— Ryan Hobbs (@RyanHobbsMMA) March 8, 2020
I didn’t find the main event boring at all. Adesanya is a kick boxer and picked Romero’s legs apart. He’s not gonna roll around and exchange punches with that beast.Its called MMA where you strategically use different fighting styles to win #UFC248
— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) March 8, 2020
48-47, 48-47, 49-46, Israel Adesanya is still the middleweight champion. I have no problem with that score. Weird fight. Moving on.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 8, 2020
Romero passionately blaming Adesanya for a dumpster fire fight when he stood around for 25 minutes like a Golem vogue dancing in the void is peak MMA.
— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) March 8, 2020