Israel Adesanya is a professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer from Nigeria and New Zealand. He has won multiple championships in all three of these sports.
As a mixed martial artist, he fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight division, where he is the current champion and has won the title twice before.
He once tried to win the Glory Middleweight Championship title in kickboxing. As of March 21, 2023, he is #5 in the pound-for-pound rankings for men in the UFC. Fans want to know about Israel Adesanya's sexuality so let's investigate and find out more about “The Last Stylebeder” personal life.
Early Life and Background
Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 22, 1989. He was the oldest of five kids. Oluwafemi, his father, is a bookkeeper, and Taiwo, his mother, is a nurse. Adesanya went to Chrisland School, Opebi, and joined the Taekwondo club there until his mother took him out because he was hurt.
In 1999, he moved with his family to Ghana for 10 months. However, because his parents wanted him to get a good education, he moved to Rotorua, New Zealand, when he was 10 and went to Rotorua Boys' High School.
During high school, Adesanya wasn't interested in sports. Instead, he liked Japanese animation like Death Note and the manga series Naruto. Adesanya was picked on when he was in high school, and he thinks that's why he chose to study martial arts later in life.
After Adesanya finished high school, he went to the Universal College of Learning in Whanganui to get a Bachelor of Science in Computer Design. After seeing the Muay Thai movie Ong-Bak when he was 18, he began training in kickboxing.
Two years later, Adesanya decided to stop going to school to pursue a career in kickboxing. He went on to have a 32–0 record as an amateur fighter before turning pro and fighting in China.
At age 21, Adesanya moved to Auckland, New Zealand, and started training in mixed martial arts under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing. He did this with future UFC fighters like Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France, and Alexander Volkanovski, who is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.
The Romanian-New Zealander Andrei Păuleț teaches him how to wrestle. Adesanya is multilingual. He can speak English, Yoruba, and Nigerian Pidgin all well.
Is Israel Adesanya Gay?
No, Israel Adesanya is not gay. So far, “The Last Stylebender” has never spoken out about being gay. But there has been a lot of talk about it on different social media sites.
Some of Adesanya's fans thought he was gay because of some of the things he had done in the past. When ‘Izzy' was seen in a 2020 picture with bright pink hair, there were a lot of rumors on social media that he was gay.
Adesanya has also been linked to a woman in the past, and a picture of him and his girlfriend taking a bath can be found on the internet. Even though he always had his family there to celebrate his wins with him.
Who Is Israel Adesanya Dating?
Israel Adesanya is single as of April 2023. But in the past, he thought to have a relationship with Charlotte Powdrell. Adesanya was seen in a video with Powdrell in a bathtub before his fight with Paulo Costa in 2020 at the Du Forum in Abu Dhabi. The two seemed to be having fun in a bubble bath.
The video almost proved that they were dating. Not only that but “The Last Stylebender” once took a picture with his then-girlfriend and his new title after dethroning Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
It was said that “Izzy” was seeing the famous actress Margot Robbie. But at this point, it's safe to say that nothing concrete has ever happened on that front.
As things stand now, Adesanya is a man with a goal. The 33-year-old is on his way to becoming the “GOAT,” and all of his attention is on the task at hand.