Israel Adesanya was racially abused by a fan of his opponent Vettori ahead of their crunch clash on Sunday.
Israel is currently the UFC Middleweight Champion and has only lost once in his career as a mixed martial artist.
Nicknamed the "Last Stylebender", Israel is seen as one of, if not the best strikers in the world of mixed martial arts.
Adesanya and his next opponent Marvin Vettori have some history together though.
3 years ago, these two faced each other in a fight which Israel won by a "split decision".
Now they're set for a rematch, Adesanya has received racial slurs in his DM from a racist who told the 31-year old fighter to "eat bananas and sell shoes in the streets like his monkey friends all over the world".
Photo credit - Instablog9ja.
The racist also said that Vettori will beat Israel in their fight before calling him a "cotton slave".
Well, Israel Adesanya shouldn't even let this get under his skin.
Instead, he should take this racial abuse he received as enough motivation to go all out and silence his critics by beating Vettori at the UFC 263.
Content created and supplied by: DYungToommaks (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More