Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by GoshiShun17, Feb 14, 2020.
Since it seems no one else shared
the choice were him or a random rugby player
Same when GSP won it in Canada. Rather him or some random hockey player..
Congratulations to Israel
There’s more than one Athlete from New Zealand?
This is monumental achievement actually, since majority of people there think MMA is barbarism.
Ali-esque; transcending sport to bridge social divides.
This is great news actually.
It means that MMA is in the mainstream in NZ.
In Poland Joanna wasn't even in the news when she won the belt.
Sport journo from Sydney writes:
Israel Adesanya NZ Sportswoman of The Year Award
(fixed the thread title.)
Because WHAT would the world do without New Zealand’s approval of MMA?!?!?
According to Kiwis someone better nominate Izzy for a Nobel Peace Prize while we’re at it amirite?
Someone’s letting their Izzy hate block the bigger picture
There was more athletic ability on display from the All Blacks in their losing effort in 2019's Rugby world cup than the entire history of NFL.
Congrats to him and good speech.
LOL Please amuse me, what’s the “bigger picture”?
And Who hates Izzy lol? Just ridiculing this overblown perception New Zealand’s importance to MMA... they have like two fighters in the UFC and one of them doesn’t even consider himself a Kiwi lol.
And second place was Casper
My only contribution to this thread.
He is the ONLY fighter in the world that I hate with part good reason, part blind hatred.
Oh look, a party pooper.
>Rugby more athletic than the NFL
He won sportsman award in a country that doesn't recognize his sport. He beat the system, not just competition.
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