Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Owolabi Adesaniya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.
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Israel Adesanya: New Contract, On Joe Rogan, Nails, Net Worth
Whether he wins or loses at UFC 271 against Robert Whitaker, the UFC won’t have to worry about the status of middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the foreseeable future.
It was revealed that Adesanya signed a new, multi-fight contract with the UFC.
Paradigm Sports, who represents Adesanya, as well as Conor McGregor and Cris Cyborg, announced the deal via a press release. Adesanya’s new contract is considered “one of the most lucrative multi-fight deals in company history.”
On Joe Rogan:
Israel Adesanya has expressed his support for Joe Rogan amid the veteran UFC commentator’s ongoing issues. He also had a word of advice for him on how to deal with the controversy.
Joe Rogan has been accused of using his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, to spread misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additionally, a video compilation of the renowned comedian and podcaster saying the ‘N-word’ has been doing the rounds on social media.
Israel Adesanya prepares to defend his middleweight title in a rematch against Robert Whitaker. ‘The Last Stylebender’ snatches the title from former champion Whitaker at UFC 243.
‘The Last Stylebender’, in a fashion in itself, revealed that she had her nails polished and some work done for the upcoming fight. Then Adasanya explained the humorous logic behind nail art.
The two foes will settle their rivalry on February 12, when they face each other in the main event for the middleweight throne.
Since his UFC debut in 2018, Israel Adesanya has seen a huge jump in his career earnings.
In his first UFC appearance at UFC 221, Adesanya banked $153,000, which included performing a $50,000 knight bonus for his TKO against Rob Wilkinson.
The biggest jump in Adesanya’s payday came when he fought Calvin Gastelum for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. For the five-round fight, Adesanya earned $43,000, including a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus and $30,000 for Fight.