Israel Adesanya explains why he regrets getting one of his tattoos

Israel Adesanya has outlined the reasons why he regrets having a certain tattoo. The tattoo in question is that of the superhero “Deadpool.” The tattoo can be seen on Adesanya’s left side.

Adesanya and longtime CKB (City Kickboxing) colleague Alexander Volkanovski responded to questions in an episode of “No MMA Questions” on the UFC’s official YouTube channel. They inquired about the tattoos the two UFC stars found objectionable.

In response to the inquiry, Adesanya said: “I think there’s one I dislike. No, I don’t regret either one. I wonder.”

“The one I disliked getting the most was ‘Deadpool’ because I got the outline done, and then I went back the next day to get the shading. And it already had time to kind of like, heal up a little bit. And the shading is like, four needles.”

Adesanya added: “Yeah, that one was the one I regret waiting to get shaded. I should’ve just done it in one day. But I was a bit stubborn, and I went the next day, and I regret that decision.”

Adesanya has an elaborate Deadpool tattoo on his side
Adesanya has an elaborate Deadpool tattoo on his side

On the other hand, Israel Adesanya will be the main attraction of the July 2 pay-per-view event. In order to retain his title, Adesanya will face off against Jared Cannonier.

The UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defended his title against Max Holloway in the co-main event of UFC 276. Adesanya and Volkanovski reflected on their first encounter before their pivotal matchups at UFC 276.

Volkanovski specifically described how, during their first encounter, he managed to catch Adesanya at a unique moment.

Volkanovski said that after practicing with Adesanya, he saw Adesanya “soaking up the energy” after entering the water at the beach. This was posted in a recent video posted on Adesanya’s ‘FREESTYLEBENDER’ YouTube channel.

“I mean, I do remember we’re in the water with the beach. We’re in the beach I don’t know what we did, we might have done some sprints or something.”

“I remember he would go on there… He was going in the water and he was just soaking up the energy, you know what I mean? I’m starting to sort of understand that now, like, you know? I get, I get that but I never really get it.”