Israel Adesanya Annoyed With Frustrating Rules in Quarantine Hotels

Published 03/16/2021, 3:50 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates after defeating Paulo Costa of Brazil 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)


UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya was unsuccessful in registering himself as a simultaneous 2-division UFC champion at UFC 259.

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‘Stylebender’ lost a decision against Jan Blachowicz. However, he earned plaudits from some sections of the MMA community for his bold move despite coming in at less than the light-heavyweight limit of 205lbs.

He is currently in quarantine, as per the rules of international travel. But ‘Stylebender’ seems severely annoyed with some specific rules of the quarantine hotels, especially the restriction upon using microwaves which are identified as fire-hazards.

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Adesanya shared a video on Twitter recently, where he is seen using Iron machines and flasks as an alternative to microwaves.

Legit one of the dumbest rules of these quarantine hotels is “no microwaves allowed”. Why? Cuz it’s a “FiRe hAZaRd”. I could make a fire with 5 items in this room easy if I wanted to. But man Naija ingenuity prevails once again,” wrote Adesanya. He shared another video captioning it ‘I am undefeated in quarantine.

The clips were hilarious, to say the least. Also, the rule of not allowing boarders to use microwaves in quarantine hotels is as bizarre as it gets.

If microwaves are fire hazards, then so are Iron machines, flasks, and more. At least Adesanya is certainly proving them to be. So, hotels better start taking notes.

What’s next for Israel Adesanya?

Adesanya has abandoned his plans of moving up to higher weight classes for now, after his recent setback. He wants to focus on the middleweight division for now and is looking to defend his belt against the top contenders. The likes of Robert Whittaker, Darren Till, Kevin Holland, and even Paulo Costa are lurking on the sidelines laying in wait.

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With Whittaker’s proposed bout against Costa falling out due to later’s withdrawal, the UFC could very well book the rematch between ‘The Reaper‘ and ‘Stylebender’ soon. Also, the champion himself has expressed his desire to fight ‘The Gorilla’. So, the options are plenty for Adesanya.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Israel Adesanya of Nigeria punches Jan Blachowicz of Poland in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He needs to recover from his recent fight and there will be no shortage of opponents for ‘The Last Stylebender’. However, he is busy currently fighting the outrageous rules of the quarantine hotels.

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What did you make of Israel Adesanya’s clips? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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