Or at least that is what we were led to believe when he strutted his way to the Octagon.
The middleweight made an entrance for the ages with The Undertaker’s entrance music, making for an iconic spectacle like no other.
Perhaps that is where the tone was set for the Kiwi for his unanimous decision win over Jarod Cannonier, who he beat with an absolute masterclass.
The Nigeria-born was well on-song, not letting Cannonier have so little as a sniff.
Soon after his sensational win, he then also went a step ahead to make a sensational statement about, yes, you guess it right: Alex Pereira.
Speaking of the Brazilian, he said:
“Look we know who’s next. Trust me, the first time I told you, it was an error on my part spamming the right hand and that was in kickboxing.
“It’s easy to knockout, what’s the hillbilly’s name [Sean Strickland] because he was parrying the jabs but like I said at the press conference, the next time I put you on skates, you’re going to get frozen like Elsa.”
Pereira, who has been making a name for himself – and is the only man to have knocked out Adesanya didn’t keep quiet either. After all, he beat Sean Strickland on the same night in Las Vegas.
“Many people talk about my two wins over Israel Adesanya and say that was just in kickboxing,” he said.
“I just beat the number 4 ranked guy so I know I earned that!”
Pereira against Adesanya is going to be quite the battle. Both seem to be at the top of their game, both love the sight of each other, and both are raring to go against each other once again.