- Israel Adesanya has joined the list of African sportmen who have suffered racial abuse from random supporters
- The Nigerian is due to fight Marvin Vettori this weekend in the UFC middleweight title clash at Gila River Arena
- Adesanya took to social media to reveal the content of the provate message he got from the fan but chose to leave out the person’s identity
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Nigeria’s mixed martial artist Israel Adesanya has been subjected to racist abuse barely a day before his UFC 263 fight.
The 31-year-old will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways after suffering his first defeat to Jan Błachowicz in the UFC Light Heavyweight division via unanimous decision on 6 March.
However, a fan of Italian fighter Marvin Vettori tried derailing the Nigerian with his inhumane compliments as they gradually edge closer to the day of the battle.
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Adesanya however took to social media to reveal the content of the unsolicited comments from the supporter who told him to go sell shoes likes his mates around the world.
The Sylebender as he is often referred to head into this encounter with 183.5 pounds while his opponent weighs 184.5.
This is however the second time both fighters will be facing off having met 2018 with Adesanya winning by a split decision, which was one of the most difficult fights in his run to the belt.
Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Adesanya and Vettori engaged in war of words earlier this week during the prefight news conference.
Israel Adesanya narrates his encounter with ‘area boys’ in Lagos
. earlier reported that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has narrated how ‘area boys’ in Lagos welcomed him upon sighting him at the airport.
The Nigerian-born fighter is billed to face-off with Marvin Vettori at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, in Arizona on Sunday, June 13.
In an interview with CNN, the 31-year-old stated that he was surprised at the level of warm reception he received when he reached Nigeria.