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UFC 259 video: Israel Adesanya on love of Anime, The Last Airbender and Naruto fight scenes

LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is three days away from attempting to capture the light heavyweight title from Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259.

As you can imagine, most of the questions he’s asked are about the Xs and Os of the fight on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. A win would make Adesanya the fifth simultaneous two-division champ in the promotion’s history. But when he has a chance to talk about another passion - Anime – another side of him emerges.

You can see Adesanya’s love for the art on his body – one tattoo inspired by The Last Airbender resides on his stomach. But he’s also game to dive into the details. In an exclusive with MMA Fighting before his pivotal superfight, “The Last Stylebender” talks about his animated inspirations and his message to Anime fans around the world.

Check out the full interview above with MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs.

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