Israel Adesanya received congratulations from both Mr.dot Peter Obi and the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for winning back the middleweight championship at UFC 287.
The professional mixed martial artist defeated Alex Pereira on April 9th to win the UFC middleweight championship.
In a tweet, Tinubu commends the fighter for not giving up despite his earlier failures to capture the title.
I’d like to congratulate Israel Adesanya on regaining the Middleweight Championship of the UFC. We didn’t stop believing in him, and he never stopped believing in himself. “NaijaProud,” he wrote.
Peter Obi, a candidate for the Labour Party’s presidential nomination, also used the microblogging website to wish Adesanya well.
Israel Adesanya @stylebender demonstrated last night that perseverance is the road to recovery by decisively knocking out his opponent and winning back the UFC Middleweight Title. Congrats, brave Champion! – PO,” he said.