New Zealander-Nigerian mixed martial artist, Israel Adesanya has described Nigeria as “a very corrupt place”.
He said he loves Nigerians but there are a lot of red flags about the country.
The Last Stylebender was featured in the recent episode of the Hut Boxin’ audiovisual podcast.
Adesanya pointed out that the Nigerian leaders are desperate to loot public funds.
He said, “Nigeria is a very corrupt place. I love my people but it is just that the government; everyone trying to find a way to siphon money.”
Recall that Israel Adesanya donned the Nigerian flag as he defeated long-term foe Alex Pereira via knockout at UFC 287 on April 9, 2023, to reclaim his Middleweight title.
He was paid $3.18 million for his fight against the Brazilian, making him the third current highest-paid UFC Fighter, behind Conor McGregor and Jon Jones.
It is his highest-ever payout.