A video clip on social media featuring the renowned UFC fighter, Israel Adesanya referring to Nigeria as corrupt has been making waves on the internet.
In the footage, the self-proclaimed Last Stylebender expressed his frustration over the rampant corruption that plagues Nigeria.
During his appearance on the Hotboxin’ podcast, hosted by legendary boxer Mike Tyson on April 6, 2022, the 33-year-old mixed martial artist had some strong words to say about the state of affairs in Nigeria.
Adesanya boldly proclaimed that Nigeria is a deeply corrupt place, where everyone is trying to find a way to siphon money from someone.
“Nigeria is a very corrupt place. I love my people but it is just that the government; everyone trying to find a way to siphon money,” Adesanya stated.
Despite his love for his people, Adesanya cannot deny the sad reality that greed and corruption are prevalent not just in Nigeria, but throughout the entire African continent.
He mentioned that such corruption could happen in any African country, whether it be in Nigeria, South Africa, or Morocco.
Adesanya’s comments have sparked heated debates and conversations about the corruption that exists in Nigeria and the impact it has on its citizens.
On Sunday, April 9, 2022, Adesanya reclaimed the middleweight title in a convincing fashion.
It took just two rounds to knock out his opponent, Alex Pereira, in the main event of UFC 287, held at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.