Israel Adesanya’s victory at UFC 287 against Alex Pereira was a defining moment for the middleweight champion.
He proved to be a true champion and exemplified his spirit by defeating a man who had previously beaten him three times in combat sports.
In the aftermath of his victory, Adesanya made a claim that caught the attention of many fans – he believes he can increase his own testosterone levels using his brain.
Adesanya’s statement to UFC commentator Jon Anik on the post UFC 287 show has raised eyebrows, especially since he was involved in a PEDs controversy a few years ago. However, Anik described Adesanya as a “mental giant,” and it wouldn’t be surprising if he possesses such abilities.
“[Adesanya] said to me on the post-fight show that he believes he can actually raise his own testosterone with his brain. Now, I wouldn’t even put it f***ing past him… He is on a mental level that I think is far superior to a lot of this roster.”
Israel Adesanya suffers from gynecomastia, a hormonal imbalance often associated with taking PEDs. However, Adesanya has denied any involvement with PEDs.
Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes the enlargement of breast tissue in males. It occurs when there is an imbalance of hormones in the body, specifically an increase in estrogen levels relative to testosterone levels. This can be caused by a variety of factors. In some cases, gynecomastia can be a side effect of PED use, as these can disrupt the normal hormonal balance in the body.
This begs the question, if he can mentally increase his testosterones why didn’t he do that with estrogen and prevent this gynecomastia from developing in the first place?
UFC commentator Jon Anik seemed open to the idea Adesanya was capable of this.
Adesanya’s claim that he can increase his testosterone levels using his brain may seem far-fetched, but his mental fortitude and belief in himself cannot be denied.
Israel Adesanya’s victory at UFC 287 was a defining moment in his career, and he proved himself to be a true champion.
His claim that he can increase his testosterone levels using his brain may raise eyebrows, but it is a testament to his mental strength and belief in himself.
It remains to be seen if he will face Alex Pereira again, but for now, Adesanya is focused on facing new competition and cementing his legacy as one of the greatest of all time.