“Some Guy Who Plays Dress UPS for a Living” – Sadly Halting Career After Alzheimer’s Scare, Freaked Out Chris Hemsworth Meets UFC Champs Alexander Volkanovski & Israel Adesanya

Published 05/29/2023, 11:56 AM EDT

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Who are real fighters? Are they people competing in combat sports within a stringent set of protocols, beating opponents with extreme discipline and sacrifice? Are they people who are dealing with a grave condition and battling it on a regular basis? Maybe they are both fighters in their own right?

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The internet has buzzing ever since Thor actor and Hollywood sensation Chris Hemsworth uploaded a picture with UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski. Fighting a difficult fight himself, Chris Hemsworth captioned the picture, flattering both UFC fighters.

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Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski’s respective journeys to the top of their division have been nothing short of a spectacle. It was a pleasurable experience for all fans of the sport. Their discipline and training and killer instincts have ensured that they rise above all and wear their championship belts with honor and pride.

Actors have been known to associate closely with UFC fighters. Chris Hemsworth is yet another big name to be added to that list. In a recent post, the Thor actor is seen posing with both Adesanya and Volkanovski. The actor, in good humor, captioned the picture, “Two of the most dangerous men in the world and then some guy who plays dress ups for a living 😂 @stylebender @alexvolkanovski #ufc“.

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Fans of the actor and fans of the sport – all had reasons to fill the comment thread with nothing but utmost positivity. A Hollywood-UFC crossover is not new. Former UFC fighters like Chuck Liddell, Ronda Rousey, Randy Couture, and Georges St-Pierre are a few notable names who have brought both worlds together for the world to see.

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Fighting the good fight – Chris Hemsworth’s personal battle with Alzheimer’s disease

Some fights are fought outside the rings and sometimes these fights are tougher to win as compared to the one in the ring. Chris Hemsworth discovered that he was at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. He has been coping with the news but his career has come to a halt, owing to possible complications. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hemsworth clarified that it was not a hard diagnosis, but it was definitely a cause for concern.

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The heartwarming picture of the two UFC champions surrounding the Hollywood actor was endearing for one and all. People have come forward to show their support for the actor ever since the news became public. At this point, it is really hard to tell who is inspiring whom.

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Arghyadeep Ghosh

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Arghyadeep is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports dates back to the WWF. Being a 90’s kid, he grew up fascinated by showmanship, competitive fighting, and wrestling.
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