Israel Adesanya: UFC undisputed middleweight champion rules out fighting in Nigeria

Israel Adesanya: UFC undisputed middleweight champion rules out fighting in Nigeria

- Israel Adesanya says he is not ready to stage his next fight in his fatherland

- The 30-year-old cited corruption and leadership issues as his main reason

- Adesanya earlier this week emerge UFC undisputed middleweight champion after beating Whittaker

Nigerian born Israel Adesanya became UFC's undisputed middleweight champion following his triumph over Robert Whittaker at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The 30-year-old martial artist finished off his opponent in the second round to emerge winner of his category - as he remains unbeaten in his career in the sport.

Meanwhile, Adesanya ruled out staging his next fight in Nigeria owing to the deep-rooted corruption in the country.

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He revealed that he was exposed to a lot of unpleasant things during his visit to the west African country not too long ago.

He said: "I don't know really, for me, UFC Africa has to take sometime. It's not going to be next year - it will take sometime.

"Honestly, it has to be somewhere like Morocco because the leadership and corruption of where I am from is too much. You will have to go through so much red tapes.

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"You know, when I went there, I saw a lot of messed up stuffs in the politics, I don't want to get into too much details. Where will I fight next, probably Las Vegas or New Zealand I am not sure yet."

The 30-year-old made his debut in the sports in 2017, and has won 14 of his 18 bouts on knockouts, while the remaining have been on referees decision.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian born Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in round two to become the undisputed middleweight champion at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The 30-year-old mixed martial artist stretch his unbeaten run in the UFC 243 rings to 18 bouts - 14 by knockouts and just four by referees decisions.

Despite coming into this fight as an underdog, Adesanya left with the belt just after the second round of the fight.

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Source: Legit.ng News

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