Tinubu congratulates Adesanya over UFC 287 win
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has extended his congratulations to Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya, after he regained his UFC middleweight title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship 287.
Adesanya had lost the title to Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz in a previous event but came back with an impressive performance to reclaim the belt on Saturday night.
Tinubu expressed his delight via his official Twitter account on Sunday, stating that Adesanya’s victory is a testament to the fighter’s hard work and perseverance.
The president-elect also praised Adesanya’s supporters for never giving up on the athlete.
In response to the congratulatory message, Adesanya expressed his gratitude to Tinubu, and the entire Nigerian community for their support, stating that he is proud to represent his country on the global stage.
Adesanya, who is also known as “The Last Stylebender,” has made a name for himself in the mixed martial arts world with his impressive performances and unique fighting style.
He has become one of the most popular and successful MMA fighters in the world, with an impressive record of 21 wins and only two losses.
The UFC middleweight champion has also been an advocate for mental health, urging fighters to prioritize their mental well-being alongside their physical training. Adesanya has spoken candidly about his own struggles with depression and anxiety, and how he has used therapy to cope with the pressures of his career.
Adesanya’s victory at UFC 287 has cemented his status as one of the best fighters in the world, and his success has been celebrated by fans and fellow athletes alike. The Nigerian-born fighter has become a role model for young people, both in Nigeria and around the world, inspiring them to follow their dreams and pursue their passions.