Almost all UFC fighters have a nickname they like to be known by. Adesanya is no exception.
New Zealand native Israel Adesanya is a former kickboxer who was highly touted for his achievements in the sport before making the move to mixed martial arts. He quickly became a staple in the 185-pound weight class, winning all of his fights by submitting or outpointing his opponents.
Adesanya is one of the most recognizable fighters in the sport and his personality has made him a fan favorite in the company of champions such as Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, and Robert Whittaker.
He is also an avid anime fan and has a few anime related tattoos to prove it.
The best part about Adesanya is that he unabashedly displays his personality outside the octagon. His fans are a devoted bunch, and his social media presence helps cement his status as a bonafide superstar.
Adesanya is a man of many hats, but the most important one is that of a UFC middleweight champion. He is currently on a three-fight win streak and is poised for a rematch with Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 this weekend.