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The MMA world was shocked after Israel Adesanya suffered his first UFC knockout at the hand of his old kickboxing rival Alex Pereira with the former’s UFC Middleweight belt on the line.

Days after the devastating defeat, the Last Stylebender made it clear that he would seek another fight with the Brazilian fighter who had beaten him twice.

“I hope he’s the champion. I’m just saying, hypothetically, if he isn’t, I’ll still fight him.I’m crazy, bro. I can beat him,” Adesanya said at The MMA Hour.

Adesanya is hungry for revenge that it doesn’t matter whether Pereira is still the champion because his return to the Octagon will be against the current UFC middleweight champ.

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“I know I can beat him. You’ve seen I can beat him. He just – I won’t say luck – he just invested well, some good game-playing; he’s a good fighter. It’s my ego, maybe, sure. But I’m allowed. I just believe I’m better.”