Israel Adesanya holds up the Chinese flag. Photo: YouTube

Made in China: how UFC champ Israel Adesanya was forged in the backblocks of the Middle Kingdom

  • New middleweight king’s journey to the top began by throwing himself into the wilds of the domestic Chinese fighting circuits
  • ‘China took me to heart. They started calling me the Black Dragon and I started winning,’ recalls ‘Stylebender’
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Israel Adesanya holds up the Chinese flag. Photo: YouTube
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Israel Adesanya performs a dance routine for his walkout at UFC 243. Photo: YouTube/BT Sport

UFC 243: Israel Adesanya defends his flashy walkout dance before Robert Whittaker fight

  • New middleweight champion performs flamboyant choreographed dance on his way to the Octagon
  • ‘It’s this jealousy … I can’t dim my shine just because some people feel uncomfortable,’ Adesanya says
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Israel Adesanya performs a dance routine for his walkout at UFC 243. Photo: YouTube/BT Sport
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