By: Alok Nayak

Israel Adesanya Injured! Almost Pulled Out of UFC 281 Fight

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Israel Adesanya is still one of the biggest stars in the UFC despite losing his middleweight title at UFC 281.

He has an opportunity to have a heroic comeback story after his TKO loss to Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 281.

Israel Adesanya certainly want to focus on his UFC career and getting his middleweight title back next.

In a recent appearance on Flagrant podcast, Israel Adesanya reveals he had a knee injury leading upto the fight at UFC 281.

"Also breaking news, I was gonna pull out of this fight early on. From the last from Cannonier I hurt my PCL and that's the thing that keeps your knee from going backwards"- Izzy stated

For 3 weeks, Israel Adesanya could only do boxing and grappling in his training camp for UFC 281. However, Adesanya was not going to give up.

The former champion, Israel Adesanya explained that he did not want the fans to say that he is afraid of Alex Pereira.

The Last Stylebender also had a goal to fight three times in 2022, which he most certainly achieved with 3 title defenses.

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