Saturday, June 6, 2020

UFC News: Israel Adesanya catches Sportscenter red handed…

More from author

See what score UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski racked up on the UFC punching machine!

If the Coronavirus pandemic hadn't engulfed the entire world, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski would have been defending his title against Max Holloway at...

Hear what the headlining fighters of UFC 250 have to say a day before the event!

UFC is back with a bang for the month of June. The promotion is hosting it’s first PPV card (UFC 250) in Vegas in...

Jorge Masvidal goes the Jon Jones route; asks Dana White for UFC release

UFC president Dana White's troubles with his high profile fighters don't seem to be ending anytime soon. Jorge Masvidal has now spoken up about...

Gilbert Burns touts UFC 251 title fight against Kamaru Usman

Gilbert Burns is coming off of the biggest win of his professional MMA career. Last Sunday, he defeated former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, via...
Jay Rock
Jay Rock
MMA, Boxing, NBA, Cricket, Betting
- Advertisement - UFC News: Israel Adesanya catches Sportscenter red handed... - Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya caught SportsCenter red-handed.

American female rapper Megan Thee Stallion went live on Instagram last night and SportsCenter went into unchartered territory. SportsCenter is ESPN’s flagship program that provides a thorough presentation of sports news, highlights, and analysis.

The Coronavirus pandemic has sent the world into a standstill. The sporting world has been put on hold. Almost all the sports leagues around the world have suspended their day to day operations until further notice. ESPN which is a worldwide leader in sports has been struggling with content.

Israel Adesanya

ESPN has broadcast rights to NBA, MLB, UFC, etc; all of whom have cancelled their events. So it has been hard for the Disney owned sports behemoth to produce content.

However, ever since the sports organization have suspended their daily operations, SportsCenter has been trying to stay relevant by commentating on IG handles of popular celebs. In this instance, it’s Megan Thee Stallion.

Israel Adesanya then shared the DM SportsCenter sent him.

If you’re wondering who is responsible for SportsCenter’s comments, it’s ESPN’s new hire, Omar Raja. The Instagram maestro created a House of Highlights, one of the most popular viral video sports commentary accounts on Instagram. He grew the HOH accounts to a whopping 15 Million followers and partnered it with Warner Bros’ Bleacher Report.

Now the 25-year old Instagram sensation has left B/R for ESPN, where he hopes to capture the young fans and get them interested in sports. He joined ESPN earlier this year and is serving as the digital and social content commentator. Apart from this role, he will also be devising a strategy for social programming.

Omar is responsible for handling SportsCenter’ Instagram account which has a whopping 16.3 Million followers. This is not the first time SC’s Instagram account commented on popular celebrity handles.

Fans have also noticed a similar pattern have called SC out for this.


UFC News: Derrick Lewis trolls Israel Adesanya for having ‘most boring fight of all time’ against Yoel Romero

If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement - UFC News: Israel Adesanya catches Sportscenter red handed... - Israel Adesanya

Related articles