Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira: two names that are making waves in the world of MMA. Both with impressive records have a rivalry that captured the attention of the MMA audience.
Adesanya and Pareira have crossed paths in MMA yet again after their long history, with Adesanya finally finding redemption. After Adesanya’s win against Pereira, ‘The Last Stylebender’ is being attacked with hate comments on social media accounts.
Israel Adesanya faced online abuse
This was after Adesanya posted a few pictures on Instagram in a not-so-masculine pose. He can be seen his legs crossed and hands on his hips in the pictures. He has been getting derogatory tweets about his body.
Y’all know I got time today, tomorrow and the next day and the next day… pic.twitter.com/eodsf2uFgt
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) April 13, 2023
Someone tweeted ‘the last nipple bender’ along with ‘transbender’. However, his fans are showing unwavering support for Adesanya.
Fans came to Adesanya’s aid
They have not been quiet. One fan wrote, “Haters gonna hate, Izzy. The silent majority thinks you’re one of the greatest ever. I’ve been a fan since you beat Rob the first time. Thanks for all the highlights and inspiration you’re a champion, maybe try to stop being petty”.
Haters gonna hate, Izzy. The silent majority thinks you're one of the greatest ever. I've been a fan since you beat Rob the first time. Thanks for all the highlights and inspiration 💕 you're a champion, maybe try to stop being petty
— DeenoDino (@DeenoDino3) April 13, 2023
Adesanya has chosen to rise above the hate. He acknowledges the love of his fans. The fighter tweeted “Thank you to all my real supporters for holding it down for me. You are the reason I keep going.”
His response made his fans continue to defend him more. The fans are making sure they are heard. The social media is flooded with them pointing out that Adesanya’s gender expression has nothing to do with his fighting skills.
They are paving their way for Adesanya through disgusting comments and tweets. The fans are exclaiming that his ability to be a champion has nothing to do with a mere Instagram post.
This is not the first time Adesanya has been under fire from critics for his fashion choices. Previously some fans have questioned his sexuality and blasted him online.
The Kiwi star likes to dabble his feet into the uncommon from time to time. During the leadup to his second find against ‘Paotan’, he wore a dog collar.
Let’s just hope his borderline ‘obscene’ acts don’t leave lasting damage on him!