Israel Adesanya will be the Manny Pacquiao of the UFC, he will put Nigeria on the map

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  1. Prince Nephilim

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    Never. I'm African American but my wife is Nigerian, born and raised in Benin City

    But through her and knowing her brothers and friends, I've gather quite a bit of knowledge on Nigerians and Nigeria.

    3rd party info but from the source none the less
     
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  2. Maori

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    Funny looking Nigerian flag




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  3. King in the North

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    Not in this context, it actually has no relevance at all. He’s talking about getting the support of a nation. Not being a mirror image of Manny’s life.

    So the fact that he left Nigeria at a young age is pretty irrelevant. He just wants his home country behind him.

    But you guys keep splitting hairs.
     
  4. King in the North

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    To be fair, being “American” is being a native/American Indian. It’s a nation full of immigrants, so it makes sense.

    Besides, Israel has been/lived in Nigeria and speaks the language.
     
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    Ouch.
     
  6. SCTwins

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    Honestly one of the dumbest things I've ever read.

    Incouraged and apreacate.. lol
     
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    I really like Stylebender!! However am waitting to see wht he does against an elite wrestler like Rockhold or Weidman.
     
  9. punky brewster

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    I'll believe him if he actually moves back to Nigeria after acquiring all his fame and wealth.
     
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  10. Enigma87

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    I’ll take it
     
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  11. The Natural Born Runner

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    Manny Pacquiao is actually Filipino though.

    Israel's heritage is Nigerian, but when opens his mouth you don't exactly hear Nigeria.
     
  12. TidWell

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    I dont buy that average height of Nigerian male is 5 foot 4, thats shorter than some Asian countries
     
  13. TRYHARD 2001

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    You don't hear a Kiwi either. The guy talks like an American. Weird, weird dude.
     
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  15. bad seed

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    the general population is short.
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    I think people get a misconception that Africans are tall because the bigger ones stand out more in America. The African friends I have (Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Kenyan) are all shorter than US average. Meanwhile, most Afro-Carribeans (Haitian, Jamaican and Dominican) I know are taller.

    But there are more Kevin Harts in Nigeria than Kevin Durants.
     
  16. bad seed

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    ha, I've noticed that too. He has an American accent. Kid's been listening to too much hip hop.
     
  17. TidWell

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    yeah I noticed that and made a thread on his accent, he has an American accent like from Jamaica Queens NY, its weird honestly. I never knew he was from New Zealand his accent is more American mixed with Caribbean.
     
  18. Herwald

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    Dude, Nigeria's been on the map since 1914.
     
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  19. agibmxmma

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    Anthony Joshua has not been able to do so.. doubt Israel will be able to. Plus neither grew up in Nigeria, unlike Manny, who was born and raised in the Philippines, plus Manny is a Senator, a Colonel in the Army, an actor and singer in the Philippines.. his fighting career isn't the only thing that has made him the National Hero that he is viewed as in the Philippines.
     
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  20. JayE

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    This thread is peak @TidWell. Pure stupidity mixed with hot takes regarding Manny Pacquiao. It could be one of his much loved boxing forum threads.
     
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