The current UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya recently found himself in a whirlpool of controversy after he made a terrible comment about the heinous 9/11 terrorist attack, in which about three thousand people lost their lives and another 25000 were severely injured. Needless to say, these comments were not taken too kindly and Adesanya, as expected, received a lot of flak. Thus, following all the backlash, the Kiwi has now apologized for his comments.
Adesanya won the UFC interim middleweight title against former welterweight turned middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 back in April of last year. He defeated Gastelum in an absolute war as the two rocked each other multiple times and Adesanya even dropped Gastelum multiple times. However, the American was too tough and just could not be knocked out or finished. Adesanya won the fight via unanimous decision.
Later on, about six months later in October of 2019 Adesanya finally faced off the undisputed champion Robert The Reaper Whittaker at UFC 243. He dominated the fight from start to finish rocking the champion multiple times and even dropping him to the canvas more than once. He eventually brutally knocked the Australian out in the second round via punches.
Adesanya has now apologized for his comments. He recently took to the social media platform Instagram, where he went live to talk to his fans and followers. He clarified that he did not make a joke about the people who lost their lives on that tragic day. He stated that he simply stupidly rambled his mouth and used the wrong euphemism. Here’s what he had to say:
I never made a joke about people dying or made light of the tragic event that was 9/11, I was simply rambling and my brain worked faster than my mouth in a moment to (choose) the wrong euphemism. You speak on the mic enough times and you’re bound to miss the mark with some bars. I did on this one and for that I’m sorry. I’ll be more careful in (the) future with my words.