VIDEO: Israel Adesanya Licks His Brand New Custom Gift From Puma

Published 09/09/2021, 1:35 PM EDT


UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya recently took to Twitter to post a video of him trying out a brand new pair of Puma shoes. The designs of the footwear were quite intriguing, to say the least. Judging by his reaction, ‘Stylebender’ certainly enjoyed the package. Although his style of trying out the shoes was a bit out of the box.

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Izzy tasted the shoes by licking them. He seemed to have really enjoyed it too. It was quite unique from the middleweight kingpin, needless to say. But, given the aesthetics of the package, it’s hard to blame him for doing so.

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Adesanya has always been a fan favorite due to his rather contemporary personality. His love for animes is something that fans appreciate a lot. His gesture in the recently released video is another testament to why the Kiwi superstar is such an adored superstar across the globe.

When will Israel Adesanya return to action?

Adesanya is expected to face Robert Whittaker in a rematch next as the Aussie looks to re-capture the belt that he once held. ‘Stylebender’ stopped ‘The Reaper’ in the second round at UFC 243 to become the undisputed champion. It was one of the best performances from Adesanya considering the quality of the opponent.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

He will look to go two up against one of the best middleweights of all time in Whittaker. As for the former champion, it’s time for vengeance. How that fight plays out and when remains to be seen.

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Also, the addition of Alex Pereira to the UFC middleweight roster has got the fan buzzed. Pereira is the only man in combat sports to finish Adesanya. He also holds another decision victory against Adesanya. Both of those fights happened in kickboxing. Whether they eventually cross paths for a trilogy in the UFC, will be interesting to see.

But it’s quite clear Adesanya is enjoying life at the moment. At least, his antics suggest so to the fans.

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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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