7 Oct 2019

Israel Adesanya's meteoric rise to UFC champion

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 7 October 2019

The Kiwi who has officially become one of the biggest stars in one of the world's fastest growing sports says he's just getting started.

On Sunday Israel Adesanya became the undisputed world middleweight champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship - the most popular and lucrative mixed martial arts promotion on the planet.

It was a crowning moment in a meteoric rise for the talented 30-year-old - whose family immigrated to New Zealand from Nigeria when he was 11.

But as Clay Wilson reports - Adesanya is adamant there's much more to come.