Israel Adesanya Opens Up on Post Retirement Plans, Builds More Properties in New Zealand

Israel Adesanya Opens Up on Post Retirement Plans, Builds More Properties in New Zealand

Elijah Odetokun
March 22, 2024 at 8:18 AM
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  • Israel Adesanya braces up for retirement as he nears the end of his career
  • The Nigerian MMA artist is laying the foundation for his life after fighting
  • His father is the visionary behind the plans to make him a mega-landlord

Israel Adesanya is being prepared for life after retirement from fighting by his family as he is already laying the foundation for his next business when he hangs his gloves.

The Nigerian fighter is one of UFC's greatest fighters of all time; where he competes in the middleweight division and is a two-time champion in the weight category.

Israel Adesanya, Sean Strickland, UFC 293, Sydney, Australia.
Israel Adesanya's last UFC fight was against Sean Strickland, which he lost via unanimous decision. Photo by Mark Evans.
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His last fight was at UFC 293, where he lost his title to Sean Strickland via unanimous decision, which was his third loss in the company, with one of the previous coming against Alex Pereira.

Adesanya invests in New Zealand properties

At 34, it won't be long before we won't see Izzy in the octagon ring and via a video on his social media pages, he has updated his fans on his next move after retirement.

The former UFC middleweight champion’s family have chosen property development as his next business after fighting, with his father, Oluwafemi Adesanya, in charge of the management.

The recent development is a build-to-rent property named Adesanya Close at Palmerston North, which is already receiving good customer reviews, with another coming up at Manawatu.

Stuff NZ estimated his real estate portfolio at $20 million and made known the rent value of three bedrooms at Adesanya Close to be $750 per week, while some are as high as $400 per night.

The Stylebender has not been in the ring for over six months, and per MMA Fighting, his next fight could be against South African Dricus du Plessis, who has called him out several times.

Kvaratskhelia takes inspiration from Adesanya

Sports Brief previously reported on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia taking inspiration from Adesanya after the Napoli forward copied a celebration from the fighter.

The Georgian winger claimed he got his “shooter” celebration from the Nigerian after he saw him do it after beating Alex Pereira via knockout in April 2023.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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