UFC’s Sodiq Yusuff’s makes voice acting debut in Disney Animated Series

UFC contenders often take on new projects. It has also helped a few of them achieve great success throughout the years. UFC featherweight Sodiq Yusuff intends to join this distinguished group.

Sodiq recently disclosed that he provided the voice of Iwájú, an animated miniseries that is now available for streaming on Disney+. Iwájú often translates to ‘power’ in Hausa and ‘future’ in Yoruba, another language spoken in Nigeria. Simisola Gbadamosi, Dayo Okeniyi, Femi Branch, Siji Soetan, and Weruche Opia are all featured in the series. The series is set against the backdrop of Lagos, Nigeria.

The miniseries will cover a wide range of topics, including class, innocence, and questioning the current quo. Right now, it’s unclear precisely which episode Yusuff will appear in or what part he will play. Having said that, it is still an impressive accomplishment and one that will undoubtedly boost the contender’s career prospects. Even though he is already well-known inside the UFC, having recognition outside of it will be advantageous.

While the specifics of Yusuff’s role and the episode remain undisclosed, his participation marks a significant accomplishment. Beyond his established UFC prominence, this venture promises to elevate his profile beyond the confines of the combat sports arena.

Simultaneously, Yusuff is diligently preparing for his impending clash with UFC newcomer Diego Lopes at UFC 300. Since Lopes is a fan favourite, it is a pivotal moment in Yusuff’s career.



Yusuff’s foray into the entertainment industry is noteworthy, especially considering the rarity of such occurrences among African contenders. Apart from Yusuff, Kamaru Usman’s role in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ stands as a notable example. The limited instances of African contenders engaging in movie or TV series roles make Yusuff’s achievement even more remarkable.

Many UFC stars have made appearances in Hollywood over the years. We have seen some huge names make the transition from the Octagon to the big screen, with a list that has expanded significantly over the years. Thus, some well-known figures who have achieved success in Hollywood include Conor McGregor, Tyron Woodley, Tito Ortiz, Donald Cerrone, Ronda Rousey, Tyron St-Pierre, and Michael Bisping.