That Iconic Moment
In a recent interview, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya was asked if his love for anime helped him in finding his path as a fighter. He said, “Yeah, definitely I feel so. Like I said, I loved watching anime because of the fight scenes. I loved the animation style, the drag, the poses, the flashes. Just the animation of certain fight scenes, I’m just like, that was beautifully done. And I wanted to recreate that in my own right because I love martial arts.”
“I love fighting. Like when I fought Anderson Silva, I think at the end of the first round, I threw a head kick. That would’ve hit most people, and Anderson Silva, at his age, was able to see it. He ducked and I hit the Rock Lee stance. That moment forever is iconic.”
The fans wanted to see two artists like Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva fight each other. The fight was an exciting one and earned both fighters the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. However, there was one moment that stood out during the battle. Before the end of the first round, Adesanya threw a head kick, which Silva saw coming and ducked. After that, Adesanya hit the Rock Lee stance, which got the fans talking.
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