Nigeria-born New Zealand-based mixed martial arts fighter Israel Adesanya has revealed that he will be retiring from the sport which has brought him fame and fortune in the next five years.
The hard-hitting UFC fighter said that he plans to be out of mixed martial arts in the next five years ahead of his rematch with his next opponent Alex Pereira.
‘‘I’ve been in the UFC five years, right?, Adesanya said during a press conference in Australia while discussing his upcoming rematch with Pereira.
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‘‘If I’m being honest, I’m not gonna be here in five years. I have other things to do in life. I love this sh*t and I’m f**king great at it but I never attach myself to this and I’m gonna leave on top.
‘‘So yeah, that’s the place where I feel like you should leave. But again, I?ve been here five years in the UFC, (snaps fingers) it went like that. We’ll see how long I’m here for but I don’t think it’s gonna be five years,’’ Adesanya said.