Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
UFC fighter, Israel Adesanya, has described his fatherland, Nigeria as a very corrupt country, especially its political leaders.
He gave the damning verdict in viral video clip which is gaining traction online.
He’s seen expressing frustration over the pervasiveness of corruption in the most populous black nation.
“Nigeria is a very corrupt place,” the 33-year-old mixed martial artist says in the clip from an April 6, 2022 episode of the Hotboxin’ podcast with host and boxing legend, Mike Tyson.
“I love my people, but it is just that the government, everyone is trying to find a way to siphon money from someone.”
The Nigerian-New Zealand MMA fighter adds that greed is a problem across Africa, not just Nigeria.
“It can happen in Nigeria, it can happen in South Africa, or it can happen in Morocco,” he states.
Adesanya had, on Sunday, reclaimed the middleweight title after coldly knocking out Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 287.
It took two rounds for the self-proclaimed Last Stylebender to bring down his opponent at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.