This Saturday, Adesanya will face Alex Pereira in an MMA rematch; that will be their fourth bout overall, counting kickboxing, so it's make-or-break time for him. Only six months had passed since the two had last fought, and Pereira came back in the last round while behind on the scoreboards by landing his trademark left hook. The referee ended up being forced to stop the match and award a new champion when the Brazilian followed it up with hooks.
Before their fight this weekend, Israel Adesanya seems to be thinking about the issue surrounding Islam Makhachev's suspected use of an IV at UFC 284. The lightweight champion received an accusation of rehydrating with an IV after a challenging loss of pounds.
After the dispute, Ali Abdelaziz, Makhachev's co-manager, claimed on Twitter that there is a "legal limit" to how much IV fluid a fighter may get. Abdelaziz also unintentionally suggested that an individual in the Dagestani camp had utilized more IV than as permitted by law.
Both fighters have the exceptional striking ability, but Pereira has a size edge against the former champion. 'Poatan' apparently weighed more than 25 pounds over the 185-pound limit during their November fight.
A person's well-being and athletic ability are likely to be seriously impacted by such a drastic weight loss, but there are plenty of techniques to get back to normal more quickly and effectively. One of these possibilities is to rehydrate using an IV, which is prohibited if it contains more than 100 ml in 12 hours.
The Last Stylebender a few days prior tweeted that he wanted USADA to monitor Pereira around the clock after the official weigh-ins to guarantee that he wasn't rehydrating unlawfully:
Adesanya resumed the IV usage topic yesterday along with tweeting the following message, seemingly mocking Makhachev and Abdelaziz: