Henry Cejudo has chimed in on the recent legal situation Israel Adesanya has found himself in.
The New Zealand Herald was the first to report that Adesanya plead guilty to drunk driving stemming from an August 19 incident. Adesanya was over the limit for alcohol consumption while operating a vehicle in New Zealand. In a statement, “The Last Stylebender” apologized for his actions. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 10, 2024.
Henry Cejudo Discusses Trend Of Fighter DUIs
Former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo has taken to his YouTube channel to talk about the Adesanya incident. He mentioned the trend of other famous fighters who have gone through legal issues.
“Is it wrong? One hundred percent,” Cejudo said. “Does it happen quite often? One hundred percent. Is he guilty? Yes, yes he is. Is this a publicity stunt, is the next question that I want to ask. We saw it in the past with McGregor, we saw it with Jon Jones, we saw it with Mike Tyson with a lot of these guys literally getting in trouble after them having a devastating loss or something along that matter.”
Cejudo said that he isn’t judging anybody. He admitted that he drank about 10 beers when his sister passed away. With that said, “Triple C” made it clear that he definitely wasn’t driving.
Advice For “Izzy”
Cejudo went on to share words of wisdom for the former two-time UFC middleweight champion.
“For somebody like Israel Adesanya, man, I would hope that he’s not going down that route,” Cejudo said. “Your identity, Israel, is not based on you becoming a champion. The people that are gonna really love you, which is your family, the people that you actually fight for, you’re gonna see, man, people will start turning their backs on you, or you won’t be that hot stuff.”
Cejudo advised Adesanya to not go down the route of being a “bad boy.” At the end of the end, he supports Adesanya and just hopes he avoids falling in a dark hole.
“As a fighter, as a mixed martial artist, we’re all behind you, dude,” Cejudo said.
Here is the full video of Henry Cejudo discussing Israel Adesanya’s drunk driving charge: