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From Dancer to Fighter: How Israel Adesanya Battled His Way to UFC 243

From Dancer to Fighter: How Israel Adesanya Battled His Way to UFC 243

Israel Adesanya (17-0) makes it look like he’s been doing this his entire life.

"He seemed just like a normal guy," Bareman told me last year.

“I have always been an entertainer, all my life,” Adesanya told fashion website Grazia in 2018.

He moves like the liquid Terminator, if the liquid Terminator hadn't been played by Robert Patrick.

And it's this kind of nuanced trick, along with other relatively unheralded tools like angles and footwork, that make a good fighter great—and make a knockout artist out of a guy who may not necessarily hold all the lifting records in his gym.

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