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Blachowicz says UFC commentators ‘just see Israel’; Adesanya ‘needs’ win at 205 before rematch

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Jan Blachowicz discusses “biased” commentary, and another possible bout against Israel Adesanya.

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Count Jan Blachowicz to those who think the UFC 259 commentary was heavily skewed in favor of Israel Adesanya. According to the light heavyweight champion though, he doesn’t really care what Daniel Cormier and the others think.

“They don’t see me in this fight, they just see Israel,” Blachowicz told MMA Fighting. “But I don’t know, I don’t care. Maybe they are friends and that’s why. What can I do? Nothing

“I don’t care. (Cormier) do what he do, he has to live with that, not me,” Blachowicz said. “I am just happy. I defend my belt. I am and still the champion. So everything good can happen right now. Nothing can change my happiness inside me. I don’t care.”

He also shared a very brief exchange he had with Cormier.

“Daniel, I just came to him, I don’t remember exactly what I said to him but just do you think now I am the true champion now?” Blachowicz said. “I deserve respect, something like this. Just a couple words and that’s it.”

For what it’s worth, Cormier did defend his commentary from UFC 259. He says he rewatched the fight, felt the same way, and doesn’t agree with anyone saying that he was being biased.

As for a potential rematch with Adesanya, Blachowicz gave him more props, but thinks he will still need to earn it with a quality win at 205 lbs.

“I think if he would come back to our division or stay in this division, of course the rematch may be in the future but first of all he needs to win against someone from top 10 and then maybe the rematch,” Blachowicz said. “Of course, he’s got everything to be in this division.”

Next in line is likely a title defense against the number one contender in Glover Teixeira.