The Weekly Takedown: Idris Elba on Israel Adesanya Being the ‘GOAT’ and ‘The Wire’

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By Justin Barrasso The award-winning actor gives flowers to Adesanya and Jon Jones. View the original article to see embedded media. Welcome to The Weekly Takedown, Sports Illustrated’s in-depth look at MMA. Every Thursday, this column offers insight and information on the most noteworthy stories in the fight world. On The Wire, it was Avon Barksdale who had the boxing pedigree. His No. 2, Stringer Bell, was also tough, yet his plan was to flourish as a business mogul. In real-life, the man who played Bell–Idris Elba–is a passionate fight fan. While Elba once believed that the mantle of best i…

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