Video: Can Israel Adesanya pass Anderson Silva as best middleweight of all time?

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Israel Adesanya continues to prove why he holds the title of the best 185-pound mixed martial artist on the planet.

With his win over Marvin Vettori at Saturday’s UFC 263 in Glendale, Ariz., Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) punched his return ticket into the win column after an unsuccessful light heavyweight title bid. As UFC middleweight champion, Adesanya has successfully defended his title three times with the other two defenses coming against Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero.

While he’s chipping away at reaching the UFC all-time middleweight title defense record, Adesanya still has a way to go. Former champion Anderson Silva’s historic reign lasted 2,457 days and included 10 title defenses along the way.

Adesanya is on his way to the pinnacle of middleweight greatness – but will he be able to surpass the legend that is “The Spider?” That’s the question “Spinning Back Clique” host George Garcia asked this week’s panel of Mike Bohn, Nolan King, and Brian “Goze” Garcia.

You can watch their discussion in the video above. Then don’t miss this week’s full episode below.