Nigerian-born United Fight Club (UFC) middleweight fighter, Israel Adesanya has described his Saturday’s victory over American Derek Brunson as a stroll in the park.
Adesanya delivered a first round knock out attacks on Derek Brunson as he landed several hard knees on his chin before eventually finishing him off with a right-hand punch at the Madison Square Gardens in New York on Saturday.
The 27-year old Adesanya said the match was too easy for him, despite not been fully fit.
“They say I ain’t got no wrestling. This was like a walk in the park.“No, this was like a walk in the garden. Madison, baby.”
“I was limping,” Adesanya said. “My knee was so inflamed.”
“Within three days my knee was getting better, then I had a cortisone shot a few days later – I checked with USADA, the golden snitch and they said ‘yeah, it’s cool’.
“It was feeling so much better then I got back to the gym and started killing it, but I’m going to have to have surgery just to take away whatever niggly injury it was.”
Adesanya has won all his UFC fights this year and is now undefeated in 15 fights.