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Nigerian-born Mixed Martial Artist Israel Adesanya Racially Abused Ahead Of His Fight On Sunday.

Israel Adesanya was racially abused by a fan of his opponent Vettori ahead of their crunch clash on Sunday.

Israel Temitayo Adesanya, an ex-boxer and kickboxer, is a Nigerian-born New Zealand mixed martial artist who's under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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.

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