UFC star Israel Adesanya pleads guilty to drink-driving

UFC star Israel Adesanya pleads guilty to drink-driving

Nigerian born and Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has pleaded guilty to drunk-driving charges in his home country of New Zealand.


According to Marca news, Adesanya arrived with his lawyer at the Auckland District Court in the morning to plead guilty to drink-driving and apologized, claiming he regretted his decisions.

Adesanya said in a statement, “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,’

The UFC fighter was “charged with driving a car on Wellesley St in Auckland Central with 87 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood,” according to the official court paperwork forwarded to the publication. 50 milligrams is the permitted maximum.

According to the Vanguard, Adesanya could face up to a $2,680 fine and three months in jail and will be back in court later.

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