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Israel Adesanya came on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to preview his title fight vs. Yoel Romero which goes down at UFC 248 this coming Saturday in Paradise, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.


''I've had malaria damn near eight times. You think staph is going to f*** with me? I didn't even take antibiotics. I just said, 'No!' I looked at it and I was like, 'No!' and it went away.''

— Adesanya, on staph infection

UFC middleweight champion Adesanya discussed the love and accolades he’s received since winning the title. Helwani asked The Last Stylebender about the “little scrape” on his arm, which he isn’t concerned about after willing it away.

Adesanya also responded to comments made by Jon Jones in February, saying he isn’t scared of the light heavyweight champion and calls him jealous.


Adesanya is not taking his rapid rise to the top of the UFC for granted. He rewarded himself with the ultimate boy toy last year — an ochre-orange McLaren Senna hypercar — which he got to put through its paces on a race track in Aukland.

If you want a McLaren like Adesanya’s it will set you back a cool million bucks. No big deal, when your UFC champ…