Israel Adesanya speaks on coming back to Nigeria to get 'juju' after suffering 1st UFC loss

Israel Adesanya speaks on coming back to Nigeria to get 'juju' after suffering 1st UFC loss

- Israel Adesanya has joked about returning to Nigeria to get some juju after losing to Jan Blachowicz

- The 31-year-old's perfect run in UFC was put to an end when he lost on points to the light heavyweight champion

- All three judges gave the fight to the Polish Power as the Style Bender admitted he deservedly lost the fight

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Israel Adesanya has been positive since suffering his first loss in the UFC to Blachowicz in their light heavyweight championship contest, YouTube.

The fight went the distance and all three judges' scored the fight in favour of the Polish Power which the Style Bender admitted that he lost to the better man.

During the post-match conference, Izzy was asked what was the next thing on his mind and where does the memory of the loss take him to.

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Israel Adesanya speaks on coming back to Nigeria to get 'juju' after suffering 1st UFC loss
Israel Adesanya jokingly claims he is coming back to Nigeria to get some 'juju' after suffering 1st UFC loss. Photo by Chris Unger
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The Nigerian-born New Zealand fighter made a joke out of question and said:

"I gotta go to find someone in the woods who is hanging and get their rope or something, or do some crazy juju.
"I'm Nigerian so you know I can go back home and get some juju as well."

The 31-year-old whose 20-0 unbeaten record is now 21-1 and the middleweight champion revealed he will return to his division to defend his belt.

And Adesanya said he would give Liverpool born fighter Darren Till a chance if he could defeat Marvin Vettori in his next later in March.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that UFC President Dana White was critical of the judges' decision in Israel Adesanya's fight with Jan Blachowicz that went in favour of the Poland fighter.

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There were two 10-8's on the judges' scorecard which Dana felt was interpreted in a dominant display by the Polish striker over the Last Style Bender.

All three judges scored the contest 49-46, 49-45, 49-45 which handed the Nigerian mixed martial artist his first loss in the UFC.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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