UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya has delivered a message taunting “boogeyman” Yoel Romero ahead of their UFC 248 clash in Las Vegas this weekend.
Adesanya, a New Zealander of Nigerian heritage has never hidden the fact that he does not fear the “Boogeyman” and ahead of their bout, the “Last Stylebender” has released a video explaining why.
The 30-year-old is set to enter the Octagon for the first time since UFC 243 where he destroyed Robert Whittaker to successfully unify the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Although his next opponent Romero has lost three of his last four fights, the Cuban mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler is still considered a dangerous challenge for the Nigerian-New Zealander.
During a promotional video from UFC Australia/ New Zealand on Twitter, Adesanya who is known for his iron-clad self-confidence addressed the fact that many fighters are scared of Romero and explained why he doesn’t fall into that category.
“It’s me versus the ‘boogie boogeyman’ Yoel Romero,” Adesanya said. “The guy that everyone’s scared of — especially Darren Till.
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) March 2, 2020
“You saw me call him out because I don’t have fear. Fear is different from danger, you have to understand. I’m a dangerous man. A lot of people fear him because of what they’ve been told or what they see in the media, but I’ve seen the guy bleed, I’ve seen him cheat, I’ve seen him hurt. I know he’s human and like I said, fear is different from danger and I’m a dangerous man.
“He is a dangerous man as well, I have to dot my i’s and cross my t’s,” Adesanya added. “Will he be the first one to beat me? Keep dreaming b***h, ha!”.
Adesanya has had to surmount huge challenges throughout his entire career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and as he prepares to go head to head with the “Soldier of God”, he’ll love the fact that the same is happening once again.
Should he defeat Romero, becoming the first man to do so in the UFC, he’ll have firmly established himself as one of the greatest UFC middleweights of all time.