Israel Adesanya, a New Zealander-Nigerian mixed martial artist, had a hero’s welcome in New Zealand after winning his UFC Middleweight title.
We previously reported that Adesanya defeated long-time adversary Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on April 9, 2023, to reclaim his title, which he had lost to the Brazilian the previous year.
Following his victory, the Last Stylebender was recently thrilled with the Haka Dance in New Zealand.
Adesanya was shown receiving a special greeting from thousands of New Zealanders in a video that went viral on the internet.
This comes after the MMA fighter called his parents’ home country of Nigeria “a very corrupt place.”
Adesanya stated on the Hot Boxin podcast that he loves Nigerians, but the country’s leaders are desperate to siphon public funds.
Watch The moment Israel Adesanya received Haka Dance in New Zealand after His UFC 287 Win;
The moment Israel Adesanya received Haka Dance in New Zealand after His UFC 287 Win.
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