A Nigerian fighter is being hailed as the new Conor McGregor because of his showmanship, flashy fight style, and new-found championship status

Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesIsrael Adesanya.Israel Adesanya is attracting comparisons to Conor McGregor.The Nigerian fighter just beat Robert Whittaker to win the UFC middleweight championship belt in style, knocking his opponent out in the second round.As ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani said: “Everything is in place for him to become one of the biggest stars this sport has ever seen.”He will likely fight Paulo Costa next, a muscle-clad Brazilian who recently beat Yoel Romero.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.A 30-year-old Nigerian fighter is attracting comparisons to Conor McGregor because of his showmanship, flashy fighting style, and newfound championship status.Israel Adesanya, nicknamed “The Last Stylebender,” has been a professional fighter since 2012 and only competed

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