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Thiago Santos rips Israel Adesanya for ‘horrible’ title defense: ‘Yoel Romero...

Israel Adesanya was victorious in his first defense of the UFC middleweight championship, but not in Thiago Santos’ eyes. “The Last Stylebender” claimed the undisputed title with a knockout win over Robert Whittaker last October and defended it versus Yoel Romero in March, winning a close decision at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Speaking with MMA Fighting, “Marreta” said the Cuban middleweight deserved to take the belt home. “Yes, Romero won that fight,” said Santos, taking shots at Adesanya’s performance in the eight-sided cage. “Horrible… horrible. Horrible fight. There’s not much to say. Especially his part. Romero did his part. Romero moved forward, tried to bring more of a fight, but the champion was very conservative, so it was a boring