Israel Adesanya is one of the most controversial and exciting fighters in the UFC today. The middleweight champion has made a name for himself not just for his skills in the octagon but also for his colorful personality and outspokenness. Recently, Adesanya’s ex-girlfriend, Charlotte Powdrell, came forward with some scathing accusations against him, claiming that he had sold out to the UFC.
Fresh off a highlight-worthy knocking out longtime rival Alex Pereira at UFC 287, ‘The Last Stylebender’ returned to New Zealand to a warrior’s welcome after reclaiming the middleweight crown. However, the two-time champion’s celebration was short-lived. This is evidenced by a series of offensive posts targeting his previous squeeze posted on his social media.
Why was Israel Adesanya angry at her ex girlfriend?
According to Adesanya’s ex-girlfriend, the fighter had promised her that he would never sell out and compromise his values for the sake of money or fame. However, she now claims that he has done just that by signing a lucrative deal with the UFC. In her words, “He sold out, plain and simple.” Powdrell claimed that Adesanya used to be all about integrity and staying true to himself. However, he’s just another pawn in the UFC’s game now.
Adesanya took an indirect dig in response to that. He did not respond to his ex-girlfriend’s accusations directly. However, the nigerian citizen holder has made it clear in the past not being afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what he believes in. In an interview, Adesanya talked about the importance of staying true to oneself and not compromising one’s values for the sake of success. The Middleweight division fighter claimed that he was not going to sell out and become something I’m not just to please other people. Adesanya vowed to stay true to himself.
Adesanya threatened legal actions
Since then The Last Stylebender has gone on an incredible rant as sensitive information leaked online. He wrote that Powdrell did not care about his life. She sold info about him. Which is why Adesanya did not care about hers. The Middleweight champ claimed that he didn’t care about her anymore. Saying that he had not been in love with her for a while Adesanya claimed to be glad this happened.
“Me loading up receipts…. Y’all shoulda left me the f*ck alone! I got time and I got lawyer money,” is how he threatened legal action as well.
Despite the controversy surrounding Adesanya, there’s no denying that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the octagon. Adesanya is a fighter who has made a name for himself not just for his skills in the octagon but also for his colorful personality and outspokenness. While his ex-girlfriend has accused him of selling out to the UFC, Adesanya has made it clear that he values integrity and staying true to oneself above all else. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Adesanya is one of the most exciting and controversial fighters in the UFC today.
What do you make of the situation?