Once he unified the titles, he asked to face division boogeyman Yoel Romero in his first defense, and after emerging with his perfect record intact, he upheld his promise to make things easy against Paulo Costa by doing just that. .
“I want my legacy to be the one that fought everyone in their own way and when they weren’t in my way I did all I could to fight some people, just so I could prove I’m the best” , Adesanya said. “When all is said and done, people can be like, ‘This is an envelope. It’s the good one. He is the (greatest of all time). You weren’t there in ‘The Stylebender Era,’ when he called Romero when he didn’t have to, when he was taking people down early in his career, when he moved up to light heavyweights and f ** *** up from Jan Blachowicz. ”
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While the debates and pound-for-pound arguments over who “The GOAT” is are always subjective and often more difficult than we want to allow, it is undeniable that moving to 21-0 and holding both the middleweight titles and light heavyweights would put Adesanya on a very short list of the top talent of his generation.
And while more than a few eras in the sport have been much shorter than expected, the potential for Adesanya to continue his three-plus-year streak of unbridled success is there.
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