The former UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya has made his first public appearance since running into problems in The New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The last weekend, in UFC 281, Adesanya had his reign as the throne at 185 pounds ended following five successful defenses of his title. Aiming to win his sixth appearance at Madison Square Garden, “The Last Stylebender” was stopped in the final round by Alex Pereira, marking his third defeat against the Brazilian in combat sports.
Although a defeat for the first time at middleweight, and the loss of gold he’d been holding from 2019 proved to be a tough occasion for Adesanya, the wrestler was able to endure more difficulties as he tried to quit his home in the United States and head home.
This Wednesday TMZ said that Adesanya, the previous UFC titleholder had been detained at JFK airport in connection with possession of brass knuckles. It is illegal in the state New York. Adesanya was reported to have been detained at the direction of Port Authority Police Department near the TSA security area.
Though initially, it was reported that Adesanya was still in jail Adesanya’s manager later clarified the situation in a statement. He claimed that the contraband item was an offer from the fan. Once removed, he boarded his return flight for New Zealand.
Adesanya Focuses On UFC 281 setback
The following day, Adesanya posted his very first social-media post after news of his arrest and release came out.
Since his last defeat against Pereira The Nigerian from New Zealand has displayed a graceful and positive image. This trend continued when Adesanya posted a motivational quote that was given to him with by the Muhammad Ali team.
In the remark, the legendary boxer describes the rapid and frantic nature of media losing losses are quickly lost if the person who lost be able to take it in the right way.
“The past is an amazing teacher.” — Aang Received this gift from the best team of all time,” Adesanya wrote. “The comments I received from them regarding how I handled the weekend’s challenges made me feel proud. Thank you for this wonderful gift and oh, how wonderful. I will never cease to be impressed by your passion and will be forever. #MuhammadAli “
When Adesanya spoke about this Saturday in the caption thanking Ali’s team for the way they helped him overcome his setback, the phrase may also apply to his arrest this week at New York, talk of that will surely fade in the days to come.