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UFC interim champ Israel Adesanya responds to fan criticism on social media, blasts Yoel Romero

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Israel Adesanya responds to the haters on social media.

MMA: UFC 236- Gastelum vs Adesanya John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Israel Adesanya is getting sick of fans criticising him for having never fought Yoel Romero.

The newly-crowned interim UFC middleweight champion recently went at it with a couple of Robert Whittaker fans on social media, where he insinuated that ‘Soldier of God’ uses performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

“… And tha f*ck what. Y’all act like Romero is the champ, never makes weight, never won a UFC belt. Them: ‘You fought an old Silva!’ Me: Anderson is 44, Yoel is 42,” Adesanya replied to one fan.

“You humpty dumpty mothaf*ckas are so dumb. ‘Hitting [his physical peak later.]’ Hahaha oh man I can’t. Did you know he tested positive in 2015 for banned substances, accepted a 6 month sanction and kept on going? Y’all dumb af,” he responded to another.

It looks like Romero was keeping a close eye on Adesanya’s Twitter feed, as the Cuban interjected with his own response to ‘The Last Stylebender’ on Friday.

“I see you soon boi. I luh ju.”

Adesanya, who beat Kelvin Gastelum in a Fight of the night epic at UFC 236 to win the interim middleweight belt, is expected to face official champ Robert Whittaker in a title unification bout later this year. No date or venue has been set for the bout, but expect an official announcement in the coming days.

As for Romero, the former title challenger was expected to collide with ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC Fort Lauderdale but the 42-year-old was forced to pull out of the fight due to illness (pneumonia). It’s not know when Romero will return to the cage, although it’s anticipated that he will inevitably square off against Paulo Costa.