Israel Adesanya (AKA Stylebender) is a skilled mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer from Nigeria and New Zealand. He is presently the UFC Middleweight Champion as a mixed martial artist, having signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Here are 17 inspiring quotes for success from Israel Adesanya:

1. “Respect my game!” Israel Adesanya

2. “If they knew I played with imaginary paddle shifts they’d have said I was crazy.” Israel Adesanya

3. “Somethings money can’t buy. Like actual friends, integrity or real skills.” Israel Adesanya

4. “I was able to touch him whenever I wanted. You need fights like that in your back pocket, but like I’ve always said, destiny is an understatement. The next fight, I will make it memorable.” Israel Adesanya

5. “When I’m having fun, I’m the best in the world.” Israel Adesanya

6. “My hands don’t discriminate.” Israel Adesanya

7. “Gratitude is my attitude. Used to sit by the water cooler during lunch at my old job and daydream of doing things like this. I wanna say some inspirational like an Instastar, but straight up just look at my life, look at my story!! Enough said.” Israel Adesanya

8. “If you don’t take care of your health, then you’ll become ill.” Israel Adesanya

9. “Three belts, two weight classes, one king.” Israel Adesanya

10. “I been saying though. I’m responsible for what I say, I’m not responsible for how you interpret it.” Israel Adesanya

11. “I draw a lot of inspiration from cartoon characters because they’re more real than most people.” Israel Adesanya

12. “I never followed any sports, not even boxing. WWE attitude era was bout as close as I came to being a sports fan.” Israel Adesanya

13. “If the UFC is in town, go! You just never know.” Israel Adesanya

14. “I just speak facts, no shade. But if the shoe fits, lace ’em up.” Israel Adesanya

15. “It ain’t about how you start, it’s about how you finish.” Israel Adesanya

16. “If you want to beat me, you should have done it yesterday because every single day I’m getting better.” Israel Adesanya

17. “They can talk for you, they can’t fight for you.” Israel Adesanya

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