“Had Me Questioning Our Reality”: Israel Adesanya Reveals His Take on Oscar-Winning ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Published 04/26/2023, 2:57 PM EDT

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Israel Adesanya is one of the most exciting MMA fighters of the present day. The UFC world might be aware of the love Adesanya has for anime. Other than anime, the current middleweight champion is also a lover of Hollywood movies. In his recent Instagram Q&A session, Adesanya made it clear that he not only watches movies but also ponders the essence of the motion picture.

One such movie that made ‘The Last Stylebender’ reflect on his life was “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert movie is considered one of the best films of 2022. At the 95th Academy Awards, the movie received eleven nominations and ended up winning seven of them. Like the majority of cinephiles, Adesanya too accepts that it’s the best movie of 2022 for one particular reason: the Michelle Yeoh-starred movie made him think of the reality of his own life.

Israel Adesanya talks about “Everything Everywhere All at Once”


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Recently, ‘The Last Stylebender’ took some time to interact with his Instagram followers. He asked his fans to ask him anything other than fight-related questions; he wrote, “Fine, ask me anything (Not fight-related).” The excited fans asked him a number of questions. One fan asked him about his favorite city in Australia, while another asked about his favorite vacation destination. One of the Instagram users asked Adesanya, Have you seen everything everywhere all at once? Great movie very inspiring. Love.” 


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As a reply to the question, the Nigerian fighter answered, “My fave movie of 2022. Watched it not knowing the tittle, not seeing the trailer. The movie just unfolded itself to me and it was brilliant. Had me questioning our reality because of some of the other spots I’ve been tapped into. Sh*t is infinite!Adesanya reveals how he gave the movie a shot, and then it excited him like anything else.

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“Everything Everywhere, All at Once” takes its audience to the multiverse, where the protagonist, Evelyn Wang, realizes that she is merely a version of herself among the other infinite versions. The movie made Adesanya realize that there might be infinite versions of oneself, and he found the fact fascinating.

‘The Last Stylebender’ connects the meaning of his face tattoo with the movie

Along with answering the question, ‘The Last Stylebender’ posted a video of him getting a tattoo on his face. The face tattoo was the word “dragon,” written in Arabic. The middleweight champion, soon after getting the tattoo, took to social media to convey the meaning of his new body art.


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Along with the video of him getting tattooed, he wrote, “The old version of you must die before you come alive!” Adesanya connected the meaning of the tattoo with the message the movie was trying to convey.


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