Israel Adesanya explained the purpose of the collar around the neck

Israel Adesanya explained the purpose of the collar around the neck

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who will be sharing the Octagon with Alex Pereira again this weekend, explained why he showed up to the final press conference for the UFC 287 tournament in a steel collar.

“I am a dog. It’s a dog collar and I’m about to be let off the chain,” Adesanya said. “Damn the belt. I’m going to rip his head off. I am a dog on a chain and soon I will be off my leash.

Thus, the Nigerian gave a direct reference to the film “Unchained”, which was called “Danny the Watchdog” in the Russian box office. According to the plot of the film, the main character, played by the famous Chinese actor Jet Li, turns into a ruthless fighting machine when the collar is removed from him.

“Like I said, this is my last chance – I put everything on the line, and I will do my best to give this man the worst beating of his life. The conversations are over,” Adesanya added.

The reigning champion has made it clear that he is not afraid of the new image of the opponent, which he considers a sign of psychological weakness.

“He made me laugh,” the Brazilian replied. “I don’t think about previous fights, but he definitely didn’t forget those three fights. It takes a toll on him and gives me an advantage. Now he repeats exactly the same thing that he said in previous fights, and we all know the result.

Recall that the UFC 287 tournament, the main event of which will be the title confrontation between the middleweights, will be held on April 8 in Miami.