Israel Adesanya Courts Controversy With Latest Social Media Post Ahead of Upcoming Title Fight

Israel Adesanya Courts Controversy With Latest Social Media Post Ahead of Upcoming Title Fight

Byron Pillay
June 18, 2024 at 11:34 AM
  • Israel Adesanya will fight Dricus du Plessis in the main event of UFC 305 in Australia for the Middleweight championship
  • Nigeria's Adesanya and South Africa's du Plessis are bitter rivals, and both men are eager to call themselves the best in Africa
  • The Last Stylebender is building hype online for his upcoming fight, but his latest social media post has left many fans confused

Is Israel Adesanya taking his rivalry with Dricus du Plessis too personally?

The Nigerian-born New Zealander will challenge the South African for the Middleweight strap at UFC 305, but the fight is more than just for the gold.

Israel Adesanya has teased channeling a more aggressive side to himself for the fight against Dricus du Plessis.
Israel Adesanya has left many confused with his latest Hitler-themed social media post. Image: Mark Evans.
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The two African stars are embroiled in a bitter rivalry that has simmered in recent months.

With the UFC announcing that the duo will face off in the main event in Perth, Australia, 'The Last Stylebender' has reignited the rivalry with his social media posts.

Adesanya shares Hitler-inspired post

With their fight steadily approaching in August, Adesanya has turned up the heat on social media.

The Nigerian has teased bringing back a more aggressive side to his game, a side that helped him dominate the division before.

He also courted controversy with one of his posts, using an Adolph Hitler-themed video when talking about what entrance he would use for the upcoming fight.

The reactions to the video have been mixed, with some confident that the video will be removed soon, while others love the energy he is bringing to the fight.

Here is how fans reacted to Adesanya’s latest post:


“Bro what is this?? 😭”


“The Last Nazibender.”


“Adolfsanya is real.”


“Guys, he was obviously hacked! Izzy would never tweet this!!”


“Never thought I’d become an Izzy fan overnight, but it’s happening, don’t delete this 🐐 🔥🔻.”

UFC makes Adesanya vs Du Plessis official

Sports Brief reported how the UFC had officially made the match that every single African MMA fan wants to see.

Adesanya will officially challenge for the Middleweight title when he takes on Du Plessis at UFC 305 in Australia.

The Nigerian-born star and the South African have been embroiled in a bitter feud but have never fought each other.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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