Israel Adesanya Issues Statement On Coronavirus, Urges Strength While Battling The Pandemic

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya last defended the gold at UFC 248, defeating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision.

The coronavirus has been wreaking havoc across the world and Adesanya has taken to Instagram to comment on the pandemic, urging strength for those affected by the virus:

Here is a transcript of what Adesanya said in the video, provided by MMA Junkie:

“I’ll keep this short and sweet. This next four weeks is going to make and break some people. Some people are going to come out of this with drinking problems, drug problems, domestics, broken families. Or some people are going to come out of this with better relationships, severing all beef with family members and friends, cooking skills, better brains, healthier bodies, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I’m not your (expletive) guru. I’m not nobody but the UFC champion. People carry some weight. Sometimes what I say makes the news. Stay strong because only the strong can survive this (expletive).”

WorldOMeters reports that 452,241 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus worldwide, while 20,495 have passed due to the virus.

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