Israel Adesanya Suffered Severe Injury Before UFC 287

Israel Adesanya reveals injury suffered before UFC 287 main event.

BYTyler Reed
Israel Adesanya Suffered Severe Injury Before UFC 287

Israel Adesanya regained the UFC middleweight championship. After a late knockout to Alex Pereira in their first bout, Izzy reclaimed his title in the rematch. However, everything wasn't perfect leading up to the big rematch. Recently, Adesanya revealed that he was dealing with a major injury before the fight. On Thursday, Adesanya revealed a video of when he tore his MCL in the middle of training. The video is a tough reminder about what these fighters go through during training.

However, Adesanya fought through the pain of his injury. As he reclaimed the middleweight throne in a convincing fashion. Adesanya's knockout of Pereira will now live forever in the UFC knockout reel. Undoubtedly this injury will further the legacy of Adesanya. Not many people would be able to continue through such an injury. However, Adesanya wasn't going to let this injury be an excuse, no matter the outcome. Because this is the first time we are hearing about the issue. Check out the video of the incident below.

Israel Adesanya Overcomes Scary Injury

The pain on Adesanya's face in the video makes it hard to watch. Seeing an athlete put so much time into an event. Only to have that opportunity potentially taken away is a challenging thought. However, those thoughts run through the minds of every fighter training for their next big fight. If Adesanya would have made this injury known, he wouldn't have been cleared to fight. So this incident could have robbed Adesanya and the fans of one of the most incredible nights in UFC history.

But the injury has happened, and Adesanya is now wearing the crown. The current middleweight champ is now looking forward to his next test in the octagon. While Pereira is looking to make the move to light heavyweight. For now, it seems that Adesanya and Pereira are going their separate ways. However, something tells me there's money to be made in another matchup. But for now, Israel Adesanya will celebrate one of the biggest moments in his professional career. For the latest news and MMA and sports, keep it right here with HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.