Israel Adesanya lost to longtime foe Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on Saturday, handing him his first loss in a year and a half.

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The Last Stylebender admitted during the post-fight scrum that Pereira's kick to the peroneal nerve played a part in the outcome.

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Adesanya also disclosed that prior to the fight, he was dealing with some "medical problems."

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I've put several medical matters on hold for the time being. Even the things that people joke about me for," the man informed the press.

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Adesanya wouldn't say who he was working with, only that he needed to look after himself better.

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Consider Chadwick Boseman as well, back when he was the target of jokes.

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He appears quite frail and drowsy. not being aware that he was secretly battling cancer.

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People usually joke about my chest and other things, but they have no idea what I do in my daily life.

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I put everything on hold, though, so I have to address a few issues before returning.

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Adesanya, who is the small favourite according to the oddsmakers, might face Perera again.

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