Are Fans a Pain in the A**? Israel Adesanya Certainly Thinks So

Published 12/17/2020, 11:35 AM EST


UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya recently posted a tweet about getting bombarded by fans. It’s common for famous UFC stars to get mobbed when they are in public, especially for someone as famous as ‘Stylebender‘. But it seems like Adesanya doesn’t really like that experience.

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He wants to stay in his own energetic space and avoid such mass meetups every time he is out. Adesanya believes some people just cross the line and take too much of a person’s own space.

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In the era of social media, it is quite common for fans to come up to a famous personality at every chance they get and ask for their pictures. But ‘Stylebender’ wants to be left “The fu*k alone.” Further, he doesn’t mind if people call him an “A**hole” for having such an attitude.

Some fans who don’t even care about a particular celebrity run up to them just to get famous on social media. Adesanya finds that very annoying, to say the least.

 

What’s next for Israel Adesanya?

‘Stylebender’ last fought at UFC 253. He knocked out Paulo Costa in a flawless performance and made his second successful title defense. The middleweight king is looking to move up a weight division to fight light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz next.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Paulo Costa of Brazil punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Adesanya is also touted to set up a potential super fight against Jon ‘Bones‘ Jones once he moves up. But there are many complications for that. Also, the middleweight division is stacked more than ever with some killer contenders waiting on the line to face the champion. As for now, it looks like ‘Stylebender’ will fight at 205 lbs next.

How Adesanya fares at a new weight class remain to be seen. Also, where his future lies is uncertain at the moment.

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What do you make of Adesanya’s thoughts on invasive fans?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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