SHOCKER: Nigeria's Israel Adesanya Could Be Suspended For Six Months [DETAILS]
March. 10, 2020
Nigerian MMA middleweight champion Israel Adesanya aka the last stylebender in a sad turn of events could be forced to sit out six months of action after injuring both his feet in the victory over Yoel Romero.
A unanimous judges' verdict after five rounds with the Cuban at UFC 248 could have come at a serious cost amid concerns he has broken both his feet.
In the event that the Nigerian, 30, be found to have broken bones in both his feet, he will be handed a medical suspension lasting until September.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission can confirm the ban once Adesanya has undergone an X-ray on both feet to know the severity of any injury
At the very least, his injuries will put him out of action until April 7 with no sparring allowed until March 29.
After the championship fight, which saw 'The Last Stylebender' defend his Middleweight Championship belt, he launched a sly dig at rival Romero.
Adesanya tweeted: “rOmERo iZ MadE oF STelL!”
In fact, many criticised the fight as hardly worthy of the name after the victor landed just 48 strikes compared to Romero's 40 - in 25 minutes of action.