Matburn Episode 30: Israel Adesanya

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Current UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya sits down with Josh at the legendary City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand. Israel talks about where he came from, his evolution as a fighter, and the drastic ways his life has changed in the past few years. He also gives a shout out to the fallen soldiers and talks a little bit about the day that his coach, Eugene Bareman, almost quit coaching altogether after losing a dear friend and athlete in the ring. Israel talks about his upcoming title defense against Yoel Romero. This episode is sponsored by JiuGo the Jiu-Jitsu Card Game. Check them out at And of course, our good friends at Line Tax Service. Check them out at

  • You didn’t even know the bro’s weight class 🤦🏾‍♂️ shouldn’t have been there

    datboiDdatboiDUukausi sitten
    • I believe he did but decided to give Izzy the chance to say it himself, no wonder he said middle wait without committing, anyone would know by googling bra

      Isaac LebeaIsaac Lebea28 päivää sitten
  • Would love to listen to a part 2

    Ely MatthewsEly MatthewsUukausi sitten
  • A ghost ? Hahaha. Well handled.

    U DU DUukausi sitten
  • Izzy’s done Rogan and many interviews but I gotta say, he chillest af here. Nothing like a raw chat with a like minded enthusiast.

    U DU DUukausi sitten
  • Awesome interview. Where can I find the episode catalog?

    Ian WilsonIan Wilson5 kuukautta sitten
  • Who is interviewing who? The interviewer tells all about his life .Who wants to know how many languages this guy speaks?

    PAUL ROGERSPAUL ROGERS5 kuukautta sitten
  • Real Street fights and kiwi content on my page. 💉💉💉Kill the corona virus boredom 💊💊💊 and watch some 1on1's Like and subscribe for more 🇳🇿🇳🇿🇳🇿

    Streets of AucklandStreets of Auckland7 kuukautta sitten
  • This is awesome. Wish Keenan would have been there as well.

    Jeremiah TalleyJeremiah Talley8 kuukautta sitten
  • Nick Diaz is one of the best and first that brought out the fighters not making enough money !!!

    notbuynitnotbuynit8 kuukautta sitten
  • Interstellar is not about dimensions bro lol

    TheRollmopsiTheRollmopsi8 kuukautta sitten
  • Dope interview 👊

    JT 360MMAJT 360MMA8 kuukautta sitten
  • awesome Josh!!!! keep it up!!!!

    joeyripswelljoeyripswell8 kuukautta sitten
  • Really great podcast I learned some new stuff ty

    Hoodie HHoodie H8 kuukautta sitten
  • Great podcast!

    PatriciaSoniaPatriciaSonia8 kuukautta sitten
  • Adesanya is more down to earth than the podcast host. Dude can blend in anywhere.

    Nikul PrasadNikul Prasad8 kuukautta sitten
  • Was listening 2 the korero with Eugene the other day,was good 2

  • yea wes watson

    NZ RBNZ RB8 kuukautta sitten
  • Izzy shouldn't trust a pre loaded phone...

    mackroscopikmackroscopik8 kuukautta sitten
  • Found out a lot from this shit... it’s top tier.

    NeneNene8 kuukautta sitten
  • Episode starts at 6:30

    EyeTest MerchantEyeTest Merchant8 kuukautta sitten
  • issys relationship with Eugene is something special. Eugene is almost like a father to him in this shit kinda like how mike was with cus in a way its cool to see. The respect Issy has for Eugene is rare to see in fighters now in the ufc.

    Wale OdukoyaWale Odukoya8 kuukautta sitten
  • Good episode. Thank you.

    waalex11waalex118 kuukautta sitten
  • Future GOAT in the making!

    Alex RushAlex Rush9 kuukautta sitten
  • 16:00 start of the interview

    TravisTravis9 kuukautta sitten
  • Josh you’re a dope interviewer / podcast host. you let Adesanya speak when he was speaking and hardly ever abruptly interrupted him. good topics etc. positive overall. props 💪🏽

    Lou DiamondLou Diamond9 kuukautta sitten
  • I skipped the sponsors sorry 😌

    RㅂTㅌD R DiVㅂS ™RㅂTㅌD R DiVㅂS ™9 kuukautta sitten
  • Josh...where is the most recent podcast. I listened to the first 30 minutes but now its removed???

    CHARLES KCHARLES K9 kuukautta sitten
  • At first I thought it was a scam but after he sent me $2634 to pay my bills and deb

    Anoop ChopraAnoop Chopra9 kuukautta sitten
  • Put that shit at end nobody watches commercials

    Austin HowdAustin Howd9 kuukautta sitten
  • It’s four countries not three you fuckijg peanut head

    ChaoticTVChaoticTV9 kuukautta sitten

    ChaoticTVChaoticTV9 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice to see Randy Couture got his own little podcast going. Good for him!

    Bryan NsubugaBryan Nsubuga9 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank you so much for this, Mr. Hinger! Amazing interview - very, very interesting. :D Thank you so much, once again! :D

    Nasir KhanNasir Khan9 kuukautta sitten
  • Izzy the goat

    John CrackJohn Crack9 kuukautta sitten
  • If you notice before Izzy was champ he cared himself like a champ

    James HandleyJames Handley9 kuukautta sitten
  • adesanya looks nerdy. His talking make me embarrassed. Romero or Costa will destroy him.

    김다솔김다솔9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Dr. Wolfgang Right. Let's see . December 20. Its so exciting.

      김다솔김다솔2 päivää sitten
    • @김다솔 Khamzat the slayer of bums, meerchart is 31-14 (ranked #49 in middleweight division), John Philips is 22-11, in addition a complete bum on the ground, he got exposed by the Jun Yong Park, and Rhys McKee is 0-2 in the UFC. Forgot to mention he was a former lightweight fighter #ratfoughtbums. Rat will get exposed by Leon

      Dr. WolfgangDr. Wolfgang2 päivää sitten
    • 김다솔 lol already looking for the next possible chance for him to lose. Pathetic. I’m not going to give Chimaev any respect until he gets a number next to his name. Until then, he’s nothing to look out for

      austn8675austn8675Uukausi sitten
    • @austn8675 adesanya stil nerdy. But best striker. Chimaev will beat adesanya. Costa is overrated. Chimaev is real. Costa is my mistake . 😆

      김다솔김다솔Uukausi sitten
    • Man this aged well

      austn8675austn8675Uukausi sitten
  • Izzy doesn't give a shit what language you speak jesus christ I turned off this bullshit right after that

    Jason BourneJason Bourne9 kuukautta sitten
  • Joe rogan can pull off a podcast this shit is a joke.

    Jason BourneJason Bourne9 kuukautta sitten
  • What a great podcast! I much prefer the natural side of him where he’s not having to wear “the mask” as he put it. Big fan, your country is behind you!

    e1ectroniKae1ectroniKa9 kuukautta sitten
  • I love it

    MercuriusMercurius9 kuukautta sitten
  • I feel so happy when I see dope Raw conversation from Izzy. Dude is a class act, I call this conversation not interview

    Dekroxx KroxxDekroxx Kroxx9 kuukautta sitten
  • Who the fook is this guy

    WeAreLive!WeAreLive!9 kuukautta sitten
  • That is the worst game I heard of good thing I skipped the beginning

    billy swonsonbilly swonson9 kuukautta sitten
  • Izzy with Jason Statham.... What more did u need.

    ClickOnMyComputerOnYourComputerClickOnMyComputerOnYourComputer9 kuukautta sitten
    • U own a creative mind. TOP

      Zemen AsmeromZemen AsmeromUukausi sitten
  • The champ is in the house

    King NnajiKing Nnaji9 kuukautta sitten
  • 6:27 Start of the Interview.

    waalex11waalex119 kuukautta sitten
  • "is it middleweight?" bro what

    well as an expert I'd saywell as an expert I'd say9 kuukautta sitten
  • great interview, we need more podcasts like this one

    aDESSaDESS9 kuukautta sitten
    • aDESSonya why do I feel like this is actually Izzy?

      NeneNene8 kuukautta sitten
  • Sorry josh, I already skipped.

    Mike MikeMike Mike9 kuukautta sitten
  • Respect to Izzy for spending his time doing podcasts like this, small podcasts that is, not all about JRE level shiiii

    Jon DavidJon David9 kuukautta sitten
    • Jon David I personally prefer this then jre

      AdamAdam9 kuukautta sitten
  • So you were the interviewer

    matama primumatama primu9 kuukautta sitten
  • Great interview!

    G. MahlerG. Mahler9 kuukautta sitten
  • 13:16 Why do so many native speakers have trouble distinguishing between adjectives and adverbs? Immersive and immersed aren't interchangeable.

    Kurt KrienkeKurt Krienke9 kuukautta sitten
    • he is not a native speaker...

      CareForSomeTeaCareForSomeTea9 kuukautta sitten
  • Loved the podcast dude🤙

    Rob TaggartRob Taggart9 kuukautta sitten
  • What is the spider workout?

    Alex StefanAlex Stefan9 kuukautta sitten
    • Alex Stefan it’s a constant drill where the fighters do rounds with a different fighter each round pretty much until they have no energy left. they do it for a specific amount of time/rounds but i forget.

      Lou DiamondLou Diamond9 kuukautta sitten
  • Cool interview

    Alex StefanAlex Stefan9 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome interview my friend, well done!😎👍🏾

    Miquan WilliamsMiquan Williams9 kuukautta sitten
  • Where is number 29??

    Justin ThomasonJustin Thomason9 kuukautta sitten
  • I used to like izzy but he's become so cringe to watch

    Peace Lovin CriminalPeace Lovin Criminal9 kuukautta sitten
    • I notice it’s hella white people that find Israel “cringe”. Lol weirdos

      Dr. WolfgangDr. Wolfgang2 päivää sitten
    • Peace Lovin Criminal you’re delusional lmaooo

      Hi Y’allHi Y’all9 kuukautta sitten
    • You're jealous let me say it for you. You wish you could do what he does. You are one of a kind nobody like you. Go out there and do something bro I'm not disrespecting you with love

      Dope MusicDope Music9 kuukautta sitten
    • Peace Lovin Criminal Izzy loves to talk on the mic and sell fights, he’s been doing it long before entering the UFC. Connor Mcgregor is not the first fighter to speak with confidence on the mic and won’t be the last. Are we forgetting about the GOAT Muhammad Ali, amongst many other fighters who talk the talk and walk the walk. It’s part of the entertainment aspect of the fight game, no ones trying to be mcgregor. Also, compared to Connor, Izzy doesn’t make it personal with his opponents, he doesn’t disrespect people’s culture, family, or anything outside fighting. You might not relate with some of the things izzy talks about (memes, anime, etc) but that doesn’t make it cringey, it just isn’t for you.

      IAMTheDeffenceIAMTheDeffence9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Hi Y’all your what they call a Internet warrior 😁 won't say shi to man's face but gangster on the keyboard

      Peace Lovin CriminalPeace Lovin Criminal9 kuukautta sitten
  • Izzy lookin thiccc

    oj1101oj11019 kuukautta sitten
  • Benin/Edo people get no love! WE ARE NIGERIAN TOO!!

    Omoruyi OmofonmwanOmoruyi Omofonmwan9 kuukautta sitten
  • awesome podcast enjoyed every minute

    Sven JadricSven Jadric9 kuukautta sitten
  • Burp 8.40

    Asmara87 AsmaraAsmara87 Asmara9 kuukautta sitten
  • When's the eugene poddy coming out?

    Andrew LynnAndrew Lynn9 kuukautta sitten
  • great episode! Keep them coming!

    Whats up WinWhats up Win9 kuukautta sitten
  • Izzy is a class act He will make Romero look stupid It’s facts

    Mark DavisMark Davis9 kuukautta sitten
    • IVIacIVIan JR do you think Romero is one of those fighters that if you imply he shouldn’t stand up cause he’s a wrestler will try and prove you wrong and stay on the feet ?

      Hirini HaereHirini Haere8 kuukautta sitten
    • Not really facts until it comes out of Izzy mouth lol

      Hirini HaereHirini Haere8 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tony Jules you're an idiot dude, someday you'll realize that and wake up from your fantasy world. You put too much weight in your own opinion.

      MixedheroMixedhero9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tony Jules im waiting u supernoodle

      IVIacIVIan JRIVIacIVIan JR9 kuukautta sitten
    • @IVIacIVIan JR you were....duly warned. Lol

      Tony JulesTony Jules9 kuukautta sitten
  • Very unique personality, there are lots of good fighters in UFC, but outside of the fighting game Izzy seems very smart, nerd type of a person, his mixed of cultures, anime thing, tattoos, dance skills and overall is very interesting and entertaining. Good luck Izzy for your next fight, win or lose its going to be a hell of the story. P.S. "if you can't beat it join it" Elon's quote from the last press conference was sick ))

    George JaparidzeGeorge Japaridze9 kuukautta sitten
  • *YO JOSH.... I LOVE THAT YOU'RE ONE OF THE FIRST COMBAT ATHLETES TO EXPAND UPON THEIR BRAND IN THIS WAY. FOLLOW SUIT CHAMPIONS 🏆💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲💲 this way athletes finally begin to be paid what they are actually worth **#freePalestine** apartheid in **#Gaza** **#balfourdeclaration** exposes culprits behind **#USSLiberty** **#RachelCorrie** **#SamsonOption** **#greaterisraelproject** is genocide **#Nakba** is proof.. God bless (religion/gov. is used to control your mind) Revelation's 2:9 & 3:9* 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💪🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏✔💯♠✋

    Marco DuVallMarco DuVall9 kuukautta sitten
  • Shit, we love Izzy!

    911eVoX911eVoX9 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks for this genuine podcast

    JuiceBeentrillJuiceBeentrill9 kuukautta sitten
  • I learnt so much listening to this. Was great to get to know Josh and hear you talk about stuff other than combat sports. Thankyou 🙏 I'm grateful for this podcast.

    P HillP Hill9 kuukautta sitten
  • Wes watson man... huge... I been following him since big herc... such good teachings,

    Logan HeydonLogan Heydon9 kuukautta sitten
  • Its gonna be a mean rucky leahhgoo So much pure essence in this vid man shout out to n.z and izzy and CKB

    Logan HeydonLogan Heydon9 kuukautta sitten
  • Mean interview, a view at the the real Israel

    Trevor TomoanaTrevor Tomoana9 kuukautta sitten
  • Orsum interview very interesting. Congratulations. Answer for Izzy regarding God. If God needed a creator he would not be God. It will be just like looking for the creator of the computer inside the computer. Hope this helps. God Created the World and everything in it. We were created in his image. The only thing a Big Bang makes is a Big mess. Cheers and God Bless.

    Tony AdamsTony Adams9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tony Adams first of all, the Ethiopian bible is the only one that includes the books taken out during the council of nicea. Second of all, if the biblical God existed, he wouldn't have supported King James the racist conqueror enslaver. You only have faith, no proof. God is consciousness no doubt.

      mackroscopikmackroscopik8 kuukautta sitten
    • @mackroscopik illogical thinking there. When God promised to preserve his word he did it in the King James Bible. It is a specific book for mankind. Like an instruction manual on how to live and treat our fellow human kind. The Consciousness you speak of is the holy spirit inside every Human Kind, weather we listen to it is up to ones self. God Bless.

      Tony AdamsTony Adams8 kuukautta sitten
    • God is consciousness. Consciousness creates itself. No need to look into any specific book, consciousness wrote all books.

      mackroscopikmackroscopik8 kuukautta sitten
    • @Jay Dee And your point is what? Maybe he's still looking for an answer. It's got nothing to do with his fight skills any blindman can see he's mastered his art.

      Tony AdamsTony Adams9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Marten Dekker God said he would preserve his word and it is preserved in the King James Bible. Are you calling God a liar? Are you Christian Marten?

      Tony AdamsTony Adams9 kuukautta sitten
  • Solid central Asian history their bro, Transoxiana home to Tamerlane.

    B WhitB Whit9 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Josh, one advice: let your guests talk more man. Stop talk so much when you have such interesting guests, learn from Joe Rogan.

    Daniel RezaeeDaniel Rezaee9 kuukautta sitten
  • as the name of this podcast is "matburn" - It seems a good place to ask this question; If I grapple/wrestle without shoes/socks and a knee support on I get instant mat burn on on the top of my foot and great difficulty getting in on takedowns as the knee binds to the mat. How do MMA people manage to do takedowns so smoothly with bare knees and feet? and avoid matburn?

    dfpguitardfpguitar9 kuukautta sitten
  • really enjoyed the last subject (gratefulness). needed that. much appreciated guyz. dont be a shet cahnt

    MrTrollbabyMrTrollbaby9 kuukautta sitten
  • Fake Fight, Romero is getting paid to loose 🤮🤮🤮🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

    marcelo51 M51marcelo51 M519 kuukautta sitten
    • Stop watching ufc then. You’d be doing the sport an honor.

      NeneNene8 kuukautta sitten
    • Freaks come out

      Luke JoLuke Jo9 kuukautta sitten
    • marcelo51 M51 shut your conspiracy theory ass up. Just sitting behind your keyboard and pulling bullshit out your ass with 0 facts to back up your nonsense claims. People like you are painfully annoying! Acting so bold about being clueless and don’t even realize how clueless you are... It doesn’t matter who he’s up against or beats, dumb fux like you will always make excuses for his opponents losing and call it a “fake fight” or whatever. Your bias is pretty evident.

      cheese puffscheese puffs9 kuukautta sitten
    • @MayMadness fake fight, Dana has pulled the strings once again, Costa was medically cleared before Romero signed the contract, Costa manager was pissed off with Dana, and Dana white will do everything to leave Costa inactive for a long time and in the main time he will build Adesanyas name by knocking out Romero in a fake fight, they will try to break Costas psychological by making Adesanya looks unbeatable, Dana keeps saying no one wants to fight Romero but Adesanya, it's not true, Costa was the first guy to beg for Romero, he even waited for Romero to recover when he pulled out first date, so Dana is just playing fake games when he says no one wants to fight Romero but Izzi, it will be a fake fight and Romero will make the biggest pay day of his career.

      marcelo51 M51marcelo51 M519 kuukautta sitten
    • Shut up 🤐 I LoVe You

      The NURSING ChannelThe NURSING Channel9 kuukautta sitten
  • cringe free interview... 😎

    MrTrollbabyMrTrollbaby9 kuukautta sitten
    • @MayMadness to be honest cuz i was talking bout the interviewer. good ol normal conversation with a dollop of current events to reveal the nature of a fighter. I can see what you mean but its all part of the game nowadays. 'sell the fight', and id like to think the reason why he can come off as unnatural in press conferences at times is because hes just selling a fight. its not his normal demeaner to be so cocky (again, id like to think) outside the fight zone. i think he kinda touches on the subject in this interview indirectly by mentioning that its his time to reap and be part of the machine before implementing the course of action that supports all fighters. homie gotta eat u know. people can not like as they wish but hes gotta do him, to feed his family, just like a lot of his naysayers. team CKB win or lose.

      MrTrollbabyMrTrollbaby9 kuukautta sitten
    • MrTrollbaby thank god, his press conferences be cringe...sometimes. Not everytime lol

      MayMadnessMayMadness9 kuukautta sitten
  • my daughters mum made my girl (while i was at work) watch spongebob so much my daughter had an american accent from age 3 to 5..fuck.....i know cuz...... baby powder🖐️

    MrTrollbabyMrTrollbaby9 kuukautta sitten
  • Great interview. Been an Izzy fan since his Glory days. Always knew he’d be special. Keep it moving.

    Leki MafoeLeki Mafoe9 kuukautta sitten
  • Need more content like this -- mutual respect , and respect for craft made this interview great. No media BS. Hope to see more!

    Ron ParidaRon Parida9 kuukautta sitten
  • This guy is crazy just because muslims in china are opressed that doesnt mean they should have their own country same goes for the kurds as well. Instead these people should be included and respected in the country they already live in

    Prashant vyasPrashant vyas9 kuukautta sitten
    • Muslims in China are being murdered and put into camps, not just oppressed

      austn8675austn8675Uukausi sitten
    • Alex Korami bro im kurdish and we had land but they stole it from us and didnt let us speak our language IN OUR OWN LAND We got robbed and it stayed like that

      Hoodie HHoodie H9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Tafida Gadzama No He is wrong ...Wanan Mutum Banza!!

      Alex KoramiAlex Korami9 kuukautta sitten
    • This same people say they want their own Country (the Kurds have been saying it) ...are you now a spokperson for them now? Yet you open your intolerant mouth to say someone else is Crazy.🤨

      Alex KoramiAlex Korami9 kuukautta sitten
  • 14:20 Salam my brother. 🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷 Oss

    Joseph BenjaminJoseph Benjamin9 kuukautta sitten
  • He is such a down to earth and cool guy

    AsherAsher9 kuukautta sitten
  • What a solid interview.

    Joshua WilcoxJoshua Wilcox9 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Josh! Great interview. Keep it up. If I could though, a little constructive criticism. You're a bit too close up on the mic. With the Shure SM7B, you really want to stay 5 - 8 inches off of it.

    TonyTony9 kuukautta sitten
  • Lol he was talking about critical mass not exponential growth 😂

    Keithan GeboydKeithan Geboyd9 kuukautta sitten
  • Goat

    Gabriel MartinezGabriel Martinez9 kuukautta sitten
  • The greatest of all time

    The Last StylebenderThe Last Stylebender9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Wale Odukoya he just beat costa

      Dr. WolfgangDr. WolfgangPäivä sitten
    • what he's done in two years is spectacular if he beats Romero and then costa he's certainly in the conversation to be the greatest middleweight of all all time

      Wale OdukoyaWale Odukoya8 kuukautta sitten
    • what he's done in two years is spectacular if he beats Romero and then costa he's certainly in the conversation to be the greatest middleweight of all all time

      Wale OdukoyaWale Odukoya8 kuukautta sitten
    • not yet lmao

      Finn DuckworthFinn Duckworth9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Radioactive Lemon yep, he is not gsp level, but he is on his way

      Alex StefanAlex Stefan9 kuukautta sitten
  • Stylebender is the king of mma

    Kevin KKevin K9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Kevin K I, AM NOT A GAY FISH

      well as an expert I'd saywell as an expert I'd say9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Cynical JavaScript you're a fish

      Kevin KKevin K9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Cynical JavaScript the fuck is a chode?

      Benito Di FrancescoBenito Di Francesco9 kuukautta sitten
    • Not yet

      Moeshaak ShakurMoeshaak Shakur9 kuukautta sitten
  • Aw i been doing spews thinking they were burpees. No wonder im so ripped. Get carlos machado on.

    Corn PopCorn Pop9 kuukautta sitten
    • So ripped bro.

      diego cafediego cafe9 kuukautta sitten
  • Brilliant interview.

    Solo RaiderSolo Raider9 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice vídeo Joooosh

    Wilson PontesWilson Pontes9 kuukautta sitten
  • Android letsssssss gooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    Kgohlopo CorpKgohlopo Corp9 kuukautta sitten
  • timestamp for that ghost scare?

    PKPK9 kuukautta sitten
    • Around 1:24:00 🤙