Israel Adesanya shows his delight after winning the UFC middleweight crown against Robert Whittaker in Melbourne on October 6.
UFC champion Israel Adesanya has tricked his social media followers by suggesting on social media that he crashed the $650,000 McLaren sports car he bought on Monday.
The New Zealand fighter bought himself a flash present after beating Kiwi-born Australian Robert Whittaker in the UFC 243 event in Melbourne 10 days ago, buying a 2019 orange McLaren 720s Spider.
The new undisputed UFC middleweight champion showed it off on his Instagram page, showing a photo of him sitting on its bonnet, with the caption: “Overcompensating”.
“The chakra this beast possesses is waaay too much for most to handle,” Adesanya, known as The Last Stylebender, said.
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However, in a subsequent post on Wednesday, he showed a photo of a crashed orange McLaren, with the caption “F…., oh well”.
But later photos showed him revving up the car on a street, and followers suggested the crashed car had been one in Britain.
Israel Adesanya shows a pic of a crashed sports car.
The 2019 McLaren 720s Spider is described by www.roadandtrack.com as “practically the perfect supercar”.
“There are other fast cars out there, but none have the effortlessness about them that the 720S does,” wrote Matt Farah. “That extends to the engine itself, which feels superbly tight and precise but free to spool up, like a slot car motor with fresh graphite, and the electro-hydraulic steering, which always seems to find the right heft.”
Adesanya said after his win in Melbourne that he would be an active fighting champion.
“It’s harder to stay champ than it is to be champ,” he said. “You see a lot of people just fall off after this, because they’ve done what they’ve set out to do. I’ve done one thing that I’ve set out to do which is become the UFC champion.
“Now it’s about defending that actively. I’m going to write my own legacy – not compared to anyone else – I’m going to carve my own way.”
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