‘F*** Faceless C*nts Like This’- Israel Adesanya Blasts Online Trolls for Abusing Megan Anderson

Published 06/25/2021, 1:40 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya jumped to support a fellow fighter, Megan Anderson. The New Zealand native reacted strongly towards the online trolls who abused Anderson.


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The Australian mixed martial artist, who competed in the women’s featherweight division of UFC, recently took to Twitter and showed the messages she received on her account.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: Megan Anderson of Australia poses on the scale during the UFC 259 weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

This is not the first time that Anderson had to deal with these trolls. She has been continuously dealing with this kind of trolls and also serving as a role model for those who are dealing with the same.


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Anderson posted the pic with a tweet that read, “This isn’t ok. I’ve also had someone threaten to r**e me. You can think I’m ugly, I’m a terrible fighter, I suck at cod; you don’t even have to like me, but do f*cking better.”

“I get absolutely harassed and cyberbullied every day as a game, and it’s not ok. We need to do better,” she concluded.

Adesanya, who has always followed the principles he has made for himself, came in to support her. He has always been vocal about people who don’t treat fighters the way they should be treated.

‘The Last Styebender’ wrote, “F*ck faceless c*nts like this. I hope their harsh words boomerangs back to them tenfold with eternal fire.”


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What’s next for Israel Adesanya?

Adesanya (20-1) has been a dominant force in the middleweight division. He has taken out almost every big fighter from the division. His latest victim was Marvin Vettori, who couldn’t snatch the middleweight title from the Nigerian mauler at UFC 263.

It is almost a done deal that Adesanya will face veteran Robert Whittaker in defense of his title. The duo has already met before at UFC 243. Adesanya had defeated Whittaker for the title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria poses on the scale during the UFC 259 weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Adesanya himself has shown interest in fighting the Australian next. The latter is riding high on some great performances recently and would be eager to exact revenge on Adesanya.


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Who do you see prevailing in the end? What did you make of Adesanya’s support for Anderson?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.



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