Nigerian UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, has announced his plan of moving training camp away from New Zealand to the United States due to the country’s stringent COVID-19 lockdown rules.
Adesanya and his teammates at City Kickboxing have faced many challenges from the New Zealand government and have also found it hard to move in and out of the country due to travel restrictions.
Adesanya who had his bout with rival Robert Whittaker postponed till 2022 due to the travel restrictions, has decided to move his entire camp to the US in order to train well ahead of the bout.
“Cats out the bag… I’m moving to America,” Adesanya wrote on Instagram.
“When faced with obstacles, we adapt and overcome. We built this legacy at City Kickboxing ourselves and the support of the people. No (government) handouts or backing and became the number one winning gym on earth.
“Four walls and a roof don’t make a martial arts gym. The people who toil day in and day out make it what it is. So wherever those four walls and a roof is located, it’ll still be City Kickboxing!”