By Oyinlola Awonuga Balogun (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Nigerian Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) fighter and sensation, Israel Adesanya, has honoured his father, Oluwafemi, as he also purchased a Porsche car for his mum.
The reigning UFC middleweight champion disclosed this at the UFC 259 pre-fight press conference ahead of his highly-anticipated clash with light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz which will hold in Las Vegas on Saturday night, March 6.
The 31-year-old arrived for the press conference on Friday, March 5, rocking a white ‘Dadesanya’ t-shirt with his father’s face.
He later took to his Instagram story to share a photo of the Porshe he bought for his mother, Taiwo, ahead of his fight.
Adesanya, who boasts a 20-0 UFC record, will be hoping to beat Blachowicz and become the fifth only two-weight champion in UFC history.
Adesanya came into limelight in 2017 when he got signed to UFC. Within the space of one year Adesanya established himself as the next big thing in UFC by increasing his MMA records.