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Although Israel
Adesanya
is moving up a division at UFC 259,
not much will change from his usual middleweight routine.

‘I’m gonna keep the same energy during my fight week,” Adesanya
told ESPN.
“I’m not gonna go crazy and f—-ing order Uber Eats and cakes and
whatever. I’m just gonna keep the same energy.”

The reigning 185-pound king will attempt to become a two-division
champion when he faces reigning light heavyweight title holder
Jan
Blachowicz
Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Despite facing an opponent who has competed at 205 pounds for
years, Adesanya didn’t adopt a plan to pack on extra weight.

“Put it this way,” Adesanya said. “I could still make 185 if I have
to.”

That said, “The Last Stylebender” expects to weight below 200
pounds when he hits the scales and when he stands across the
Octagon from Blachowicz.

“Don’t be surprised if I weigh in at like 193,” he said. “Don’t be
surprised.”

For Adesanya, maintaining a routine for his body is more important
than trying to match size with Blachowicz. At the most, he says he
might weight 200 pounds on Saturday night.

“Same flex, baby,” Adesanya said. “Same thing. It’s just silly to
me when people go and decide to add more muscles to their frame
that they’re not used to over the years working this game.

“For me, I just do this thing different,” he added. “I want to
bring it back to the rawness of martial arts, technique. Don’t
worry about weight, don’t worry about all that. There’s a point
where it becomes a favor for the other guy, but not this time. I
don’t think he’s gonna put on enough weight to be an issue for me
and if he tries to, he’s going to f—k himself over.


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