Israel Adesanya is 'Player One'

about 2 months ago / Article
Israel Adesanya is 'Player One'

After hearing “and new,” a freshly minted champion experiences many emotional moments, from the affirmation of accomplishing their ultimate goal to bringing the title belt back to their friends and family. Israel Adesanya experienced that when he defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 and secured the interim middleweight belt.

“The Last Stylebender” wore his emotions in the Octagon that night, but the experience of bringing his belt back to his home country washed over him in a different way. In mid-May, Adesanya traveled back to Lagos, Nigeria, and the days spent there left a memorable impression that he called “inspiring.” The trip included a visit to his old primary school, and what happened when Adesanya approached with his belt was unforgettable.

Keep reading article
about 2 days ago

Kiwi Israel Adesanya knocks out Robert Whittaker to win UFC's undisputed middleweight title

about 2 days ago

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whitaker | UFC 243 Fight Highlights

about 2 weeks ago

UFC 243 Countdown: Whittaker vs Adesanya

about a month ago

Israel Adesanya's coach thinks every opponent, including Robert Whittaker, downplays his skills

about a month ago

UFC 243 Fight Camp I Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya Ep. 1