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Israel Adesanya says WWE is ‘definitely something I want to try my hand at’

Adesanya's walkout at UFC 276 was inspired by the Undertaker's ring entrance.

Israel Adesanya says a move to WWE is something he will "try his hand at later on."  

The UFC Middleweight Champion spoke to BT Sport after his victory over Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. He discussed a potential future in wrestling during the discussion. 

"Definitely that's something I'll try my hand at later on just for fun. Not saying it's going to be a full-time job but I'm definitely going to jump in the WWE or something along that line just for the entertainment factor cause I grew up jumping off the couch, broke my arm doing shooting stars," he said.

Adesanya's walkout at UFC 276 mimicked the Undertaker's ring entrance, complete with an urn and hat. WWE's Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Pat McAfee, and Nick Khan were all in attendance. 

"Tuesday was the day I came up with that with my friends," Adesanya said about his Taker-inspired walkout. "I didn't even realize the McMahons were in the house tonight, that was kind of cool. Triple H too."

"I'm a kid who grew up during the Attitude Era. Wednesday nights during wrestling, I play those tracks like the Batista entrance, Stone Cold entrance, just to get the mood while we wrestle." 

Ariel Helwani asked the Undertaker what he thought of Adesanya's walkout at UFC 276. 

"I thought it was great!" Taker responded. "He’s not only a great fighter, he’s an awesome entertainer as well! Tyson Fury gets knocked down & sits up like the UT and Adesanya uses my walkout! Pretty damn cool!”