“Do You Smell What the Rock Is Cookin’?”- Dwayne Johnson Sends a Special Gift to UFC Champion Israel Adesanya

Published 02/12/2022, 4:43 AM EST

Israel Adesanya is now just a day away from his fourth title defense. He will fight Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker in a rematch at UFC 271 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Ahead of this blockbuster for the UFC middleweight championship, ‘The Last Stylebender’ received a special gift from former WWE champion Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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The Nigerian-born Kiwi got sent a special cheat meal by the Hollywood A-lister. The Bunny Chow, which is also Johnson’s favorite dish, is a South African delicacy that has Indian Roots.

“Do you smell what @therock is cookin’? …I do, and fu*k it tastes even better!!!,” Adesanya shared a video of him savoring the curry inside the puffed loaf of bread.

UFC analyst Ariel Helwani also chimed in on the wholesome moment and threw some light on the whole arrangement. Helwani claimed that ‘The Rock’ specially sent it to ‘The Last Stylebender’ before the big fight.

 

This heartwarming gesture is not the first time Israel Adesanya and Dwayne Johnson have shared the limelight together. Both of them connected over after Adesanya’s last venture at UFC 263.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson sent his wishes to Israel Adesanya

Apart from his striking skills inside the cage, ‘The Last Stylebender’ is also known for his theatric performances outside the octagon. Be it walk-in songs or walkout songs, Adesanya never misses the spotlight.

One such moment was when he came out of his third title defense, victorious, against Marvin Vettori in a rematch at UFC 263. After delivering an epic post-fight interview, ‘The Last Stylebender’ walked out of the arena with Johnson’s signature song ‘Electrifying.’

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This also got the attention of Johnson himself, who acknowledged Adesanya as a ‘Uso’ on Instagram and congratulated the middleweight champion on yet another victory.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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