Israel Adesanya | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #485

Israel Adesanya | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #485

Israel Adesanya

  • Israel Adesanya, a UFC champion and kickboxer, discusses various topics during a YouTube video.
  • He expresses gratitude to Joe Rogan for stopping post-fight interviews with knocked-out fighters.
  • Adesanya criticizes reporters for interviewing fighters right after they've been knocked out and mentions an old-school drill called the "Dizzy Back Game" used to train fighters to maintain composure after being rocked.
  • He reflects on his childhood and his desire to be seen, which motivated him to pursue success.
  • Adesanya grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, in a well-off family but still had to do chores and work hard.
  • He learned the value of hard work from his parents, especially his father, who was a successful businessman.
  • Adesanya's father helped him manage his finances and invest his money wisely, which allowed him to become financially secure.
  • Adesanya believes that the UFC knows what he gets paid but doesn't know his true worth, which he attributes to his father's financial management skills.
  • He discusses his journey in the UFC and how he managed his finances, with the help of his father, to avoid being taken advantage of.
  • Adesanya reflects on the cultural traditions he misses from Nigeria, expressing his love for Afro beats and dance but criticizing the government's corruption and exploitation of the country's resources.
  • He expresses excitement about the possibility of the UFC opening a fight center in Africa, acknowledging the impact he and other African fighters have had on the sport and the potential for future talent from the continent.
  • Adesanya recalls his parents' initial disapproval of his fighting career and emphasizes the importance of self-expression and creativity.

Andrew Tate

  • Andrew Tate discusses the importance of having security for public appearances due to the risk of people trying to provoke him.
  • He describes his experience in a violent drawing, where he quickly reacts to potential threats.
  • Tate expresses his excitement about the possibility of fighting in Africa and the enthusiastic reception he receives from fans there.
  • He confirms that a fight with DDP for the belt is a possibility and mentions that he was summoned for a fight but the other side declined.
  • Tate discusses his training routine, including yoga and running, to maintain his physical fitness and stage presence.
  • He addresses the topic of ground fighting and grappling, acknowledging the respect he has for it but expressing his preference for keeping fights standing.

The YouTuber

  • The YouTuber discusses the challenges of fame and how it has affected their life.
  • They express their appreciation for the perks of fame but also mention the negative aspects, such as the loss of privacy and the constant pressure to perform.
  • They emphasize the importance of getting out of one's comfort zone and experiencing new cultures and places.
  • The YouTuber discusses the challenges of storytelling and how references can be difficult to understand for those who are not familiar with the context.
  • He promotes Tommy John's underwear and pajamas, emphasizing their comfort and quality.
  • The YouTuber highlights the benefits of using Shopify for e-commerce, describing how it helped him scale his online store.
  • He expresses his appreciation for living in New Zealand, describing it as a unique place with a laid-back and individualistic culture.
  • The YouTuber discusses the concept of individualism and how it can be both positive and negative in society.
  • He reflects on his own journey and how he has learned to balance confidence and humility.
  • The YouTuber shares an anecdote about a difficult day when he was grieving the loss of his cat and how he handled an unexpected encounter with a fan.
  • He talks about the importance of making people feel seen and appreciated, even in brief encounters.
  • He discusses the challenges of fame and how it can be difficult to stay grounded when one achieves success.
  • He reflects on his own journey of personal growth and recovery from addiction.

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