See what UFC champ, Israel Adesanya, did during visit to Nigeria

UFC champ Israel Adesanya

Nigerian-born New Zealand Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion, Israel Adesanya, has returned to his base after an eventful visit to his home country.

The 29-year-old arrived Nigeria last week and departed on Monday.

Shortly after arriving in his country of birth, Adesanya, who calls himself “The Last Stylebender”, went to a suya spot for a taste of the spicy meat skewer.

The young man who moved to New Zealand with his family at the age of 13 also visited Chrisland School in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, where he had his primary education.

He also visited the abandoned 45,000-seat National Stadium in Surulere for a workout and to give some kids free kickboxing lessons.

His last documented exercise in Nigeria was a dance session where Adesanya showed that he is as good on the dance floor as he is in the fighting ring.

“I enjoyed every bit of my visit. I ate many local delicacies, met with a lot of top personalities, and I was able to reach out to many lovers of MMA. I am going back to New Zealand with great excitement,” he told The Guardian in an interview.

Adesanya beat Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision last month to win the UFC interim middleweight title, earning him the Fight of the Night award.

His next challenge is a unification fight against Australian Robert Whittaker.

“I will come back (to Nigeria), maybe after I must have defeated Whittaker,” he told The Guardian.