Israel Adesanya Calls Out Rising Star But Keeps UFC Fans Guessing About Who It Is

Israel Adesanya

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Israel Adesanya earned a massive win at UFC 287 after finally overcoming Alex Pereira in their fourth career matchup (second in UFC).

Now, it appears the middleweight champion has his eyes set on his next opponent. However, he keeps the name of that possible contender hidden.

Additionally, Adesanya makes it sound like he has his eyes set on one of the organization’s rising stars.

For that reason, UFC fans are left guessing who Israel Adesanya is talking about.

MMA Junkies share the clip of Adesanya calling out one of the UFC’s rising stars.

It could be several different fighters that Israel Adesanya is talking about here. UFC fans offer their best guesses.

Due to Adesanya mentioning South Africa, plenty of fans believe he’s calling out Dricus Du Plessis.

Bo Nickal is another popular guess.

Overall, it Du Plessis is the likely rising star Isreal Adesanya is calling out. Probably over his latest comments.

We’re likely a while away from Dricus Du Plessis from earning a title shot. With that said, we’re likely to see Adesanya take on somebody else who is already ranked within the top five.

Who that is, is yet to be determined. Hopefully, we get to see the middleweight champ defend his belt later this year.