UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya picks New Zealand over Nigeria

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UFC interim Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has indicated that he regarded himself more as a New Zealander than a Nigerian.

This is coming ahead of Adesanya’s upcoming fight against Australia’s Robert Whittaker.

In replying to a question from a fan, which goes thus:
“Interested to know what flag went on the belt, kiwi(New Zealand) or Nigerian?”

Adesanya said:

“Hhmmm…no that it’s anyone’s business. But I put the new Zealand on this one, but I”ll put the Nigerian on my undisputed one!!”


Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer. He is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, which is the most titles in King in the Ring history.

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