UFC Champ Israel Adesanya wants to cross-promote – with pornstars
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has gained a huge following after he joined the UFC in early 2018. Now, “The Last Stylebender” wants to reach even newer heights – with the help of adult movie stars.
In an interview with Essential Sports, Adesanya revealed that he likes to socialize with pornstars online and why he thinks they are an asset:
We all watch porn, we all masturbate, we all have sex. So why [do we] pretend this doesn’t happen? It’s like shaming our sexuality,” Adesanya said about porn and pornstars.
“Everyone watches them. I can use that connection, my relationship with them, to cross-promote, if that makes sense.”
Needless to say, the adult movie industry is a giant market.
Adesanya names two of his absolute favorites, adult stars Mia Malkova and Abella Danger, and their combined following more than quadruples Adesanya’s 2,5 million followers.
“Mia Malkova is still at the top. Shoutout to Mia. Miss Danger [Abella Danger] is still on the top. Holly Michaels. There’s a lot. The list goes on,”
Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa?
In a short period of time, “The Last Stylebender” has managed to become one of UFC’s most popular fighters. The 30-year-old is still undefeated in his MMA career and he has racked up wins against some of the UFC’s most prolific names.
In April 2019, he won the middleweight interim title by defeating Kelvin Gastelum in a Fight of the Year-bout. Six months later, he became the undisputed middleweight kingpin by defeating Robert Whittaker by knockout. In March this year, he defended his middleweight title for the first time, defeating Yoel Romero by decision in a lackluster title bout.
Adesanya is not currently booked for anything, but will most probably take on Paulo Costa in his next bout, even though a clash with light heavyweight Jon Jones is looming in the horizon.
What do you make of Adesanya’s cross-promotion ideas?