Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is being housed off campus ahead of his upcoming UFC 276 title fight against Jared Cannonier this Sat. night (July 2, 2022) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while it wasn’t on par with the “Mac Mansion,” it did come with an in-ground swimming pool and a zombie stripper.
Which served no purpose other than to prank an unsuspecting “Stylebender.”
Terrorizing your friends and teammates is part of the MMA culture and is often a big part of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) experience. I do think the funniest part of the prank is watching Adesanya crash through the door in hopes of finding a stripper, though a small part of me was expecting one of those ”Days of Thunder” type pranks.
Also featured in Ep. 1 of UFC 276 “Embedded” is current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. “The Great” defends his 145-pound strap against former titleholder Max Holloway in the pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event. In addition, bantamweight sensation Sean O’Malley gets some airtime ahead of his Pedro Munhoz fight.
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