UFC Star Israel Adesanya Apologizes After Drink Driving Charge

Former UFC champion Israel Adesanya is awaiting sentencing after being charged with driving under the influence. The former middleweight champion lost his title in his most recent outing to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia. Adesanya pleaded guilty to the charges and apologized for his actions, taking full responsibility. Court documents show he was driving with 87mgs of alcohol per 100mls of blood, 37mgs over the legal limit. “I want to apologize to the community, my family and my team for the decision I made to get behind the wheel after drinking at a dinner. I was pulled over and gave an evidentiary blood test. I want people that follow me to know I do not think this behavior is acceptable,” said Adesanya in a statement to the Herald. The 34-year-old faces a maximum penalty of three months in prison or a fine of $4,500. Adesanya’s lawyer, Karl Trotter said he would seek a discharge without conviction at the sentencing on Jan. 10, 2024.