Israel Adesanya reveals why next UFC 281 fight is ‘personal’, ‘Chito’ Vera responds to Henry Cejudo, fans react as Tony Ferguson starts Harvard classes

Israel Adesanya reveals why next UFC 281 fight is ‘personal’, ‘Chito’ Vera responds to Henry Cejudo, fans react as Tony Ferguson starts Harvard classes

Updated: 19 days, 16 hours, 45 minutes, 36 seconds ago

Welcome to today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA news digest, where we feature the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts.

In today’s issue, we talk about Israel Adesanya revealing why his upcoming fight against Alex Pereira is “personal”, Marlon “Chito” Vera responding to Henry Cejudo, and more.

#3. Israel Adesanya reveals why upcoming UFC 281 bout with Alex Pereira is ‘personal’

Israel Adesanya has admitted that for him, the upcoming UFC 281 main event fight between him and Alex Pereira will be personal.

After colliding in a few kickboxing matches years ago, the middleweight stars will come up against MMA rules for the first time in the main event of this month’s pay-per-view event. .

During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on MMA hour, Adesanya revealed that he was definitely fighting for more than the title:

“It’s personal, because it’s about me and my legacy. It’s about rewriting history, even though it’s history and I’ve never pursued that. It’s is about me, rewriting a new path to history and showing people what I can really do. Because again, you all had to forget. They always forget! It’s because of this TikTok era, their attention span is so quick, they move so fast.

Watch the video below:

#2. ‘Chito’ Vera responds to Henry Cejudo

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera has hit back at Henry Cejudo after the former two-division UFC champion claimed he can do an easy job with him and Sean O’Malley.

Cejudo launched a tirade on Twitter, dismissing O’Malley as a title challenger. He also claimed he can beat both O’Malley and Vera even while injured, but ‘Chito’ won’t take the insults lightly.

On Twitter, the Ecuadorian responded, writing:

“Henry is going to make you suck and you’re a big little jerk”

Check out the tweet below:

Sean, no one thinks you beat Yawn. I’ve seen better decisions on “Married at First Sight”. The only title you should get is “Most likely to be the 3rd boy on the island”. I’ll beat you and Cheeto with TJ’s shoulder, Kattar’s leg and Aljo’s vagina. twitter.com/mmafighting/st…

Sean, no one thinks you beat Yawn. I’ve seen better decisions on “Married at First Sight”. The only title you should get is “Most likely to be the 3rd boy on the island”. I’ll beat you and Cheeto with TJ’s shoulder, Kattar’s leg and Aljo’s vagina. twitter.com/mmafighting/st…

Henry is gonna suck a dick you big shit twitter.com/henrycejudo/st…

Henry is gonna suck a dick you big shit twitter.com/henrycejudo/st…

#1. Fans react as Tony Ferguson begins classes at Harvard University

Who would have ever thought that Tony Ferguson would add being a student at Harvard University to his resume? But here we are!

On Twitter, Spinning Backfist shared footage of ‘El Cucuy’ from the Harvard Business School campus. Ferguson was also thrilled to announce his new educational venture on Instagram.

But ruthless MMA fans saw the opportunity to troll Ferguson with a bunch of hilarious comments.

Check them out below:

@SpinninBackfist Does this mean Tony Ferguson is now retired? I really hope so for his good. I don’t want to see him take any more damage.

@SpinninBackfist Does this mean Tony Ferguson is now retired? I really hope so for his good. I don’t want to see him take any more damage.