UFC Fans Speculate Israel Adesanya Will Retire Soon After Latest Comments

UFC star Israel Adesanya

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Israel Adesanya is set to face off against Alex Pereira once again in April and UFC fans can’t wait.

However, Adesanya spoke about what might be in store for his career and now fans are speculating about a potential retirement.

According to MMA Junkie, the former middleweight champion was blunt about his future plans in the organization. “I’ve been in the UFC five years, right? If I’m being honest, I’m not gonna be here in five years. I have other things to do in life.”

Adesanya explains the reasoning, per MMA Junkie. “I love this sh*t and I’m f*cking great at it but I never attach myself to this and I’m gonna leave on top. So yeah, that’s the best way I feel like you should leave.”

So, it sounds like Israel Adesanya will be done with fighting within the next five years. However, UFC fans are speculating it will be much sooner than that.

This guy thinks another loss to Alex Pereira will have Adesanya retire. Even though that technically would be going against his claims of going out on top.

To be fair, retirement isn’t all that far-fetched for Adesanya in a five-year time span.

With that said, we’ll see how the rest of his career pans out. For now, he has a big fight coming up at UFC 287 to focus on.

Benedetto Vitale is a writer for BroBible and previously ClutchPoints. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is an avid of the Tennessee Titans, Memphis Grizzlies and Seattle Kraken fan. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a film degree, but has shifted his career to sports journalism.