Israel Adesanya, Former UFC middleweight champion, is still keen on UFC Africa despite his loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 281.
UFC president Dana White hinted at the post-fight press conference that there were plans for a debut UFC event in Africa.
The promotion is looking at Nigeria and other African nations to host an event as soon as next year.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, Israel Adesanya dismissed the notion that UFC Africa won’t be as big without him and Kamaru Usman on the cards as champions.
The hunter’s now the hunted. F*ck the belt,” Adesanya said. “It’s us. What we’ve done is etched in history forever. There are moments in history that will never be captured again.
We’re still writing the book; this is not over.”
Adesanya, Usman, and UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, a Cameroonian, are three of the biggest African-born stars in combat sports history.
The Cameroonian, Ngannou is expected to return next year, while Usman is itching for an immediate rematch of his own.
If White and the UFC follow up on their plan for an Africa-based event, Adesanya is intent on fighting on the card, even if it means not fighting with a title on the line.