Israel Adesanya, a star of the UFC, frequently “went broke” in his early years because he disregarded his father’s financial counsel.
Before switching to MMA and making his way to the UFC, Adesanya, the former middleweight champion, trained in Chinese kickboxing. Up until this month, he had never lost at 185 pounds in the UFC. When he earned his lump amounts from fighting, his father, an accountant, would give him advice on what to do, but he frequently would not heed his father’s advice.
The fighter from Nigeria is currently among the wealthiest men in combat sports, but that wasn’t always the case. His father Oluwafemi also advised him to purchase a home once he returned from fighting in China, but he declined due to the associated maintenance duties.
Adesanya said this week on Hot Ones, “I’m obstinate, so when I was young and I got back from China, dad attempted to convince me to acquire a house. “Oh, I don’t want the burden of owning a house, blah, blah, blah, I’m too young, I’m like. Stupid. A lot of money was lost.
It was stated at the beginning of this year that Adesanya, with the assistance of Tim Simpson and his management group,
The most lucrative contract in the UFC outside of Conor McGregor’s was secured by Adesanya, with the assistance of Tim Simpson and his management group Paradigm Sports, it was revealed at the beginning of this year. In nine months, he returned the favour by competing in three pay-per-view main events, winning the first two against Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier before losing in New York this month.
In the main event of a star-studded UFC 281 event, he faced an old kickboxing foe named Alex Pereira at Madison Square Garden. He controlled the fight up until the final few minutes of the fifth round.