Michael Bisping thinks Israel Adesanya made a bad judgment call, which led to him pleading guilty to drunk driving.
On Aug. 19, Adesanya was driving with 87 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, which was over the legal limit of 50 milligrams. He was driving home after a dinner with friends in Auckland and “encountered a Random Breath Testing unit.”
According to reports, anything under 80 milligrams is a slap on the wrist, so it wasn’t like Israel Adesanya was hammered drunk. With that, Michael Bisping believes Adesanya made a bad judgment call in thinking he was sober enough to drive.
“I said that when you look into it, it’s not like he rolled out of a nightclub hammered drunk. It’s not like he was on a session with the guys all weekend and got behind the wheel of a car,” Bisping said on his YouTube channel of Israel Adesanya. “I said this as well, and I’m getting more hatred my way, but I’m just being honest… He was a little bit over, he had like two beers, two glasses of wine, maybe a cocktail at dinner, he had a bad judgment call, he had a meal. He thought I had a meal it had been a couple of hours, I don’t know I wasn’t there, I’m just trying to piece it together and he made a mistake.”
Michael Bisping says drunk driving is ‘disgusting’
Not only does Michael Bisping think Israel Adesanya made a bad judgment call, but he says most people likely drove after a few beers after dinner when they shouldn’t have.
Yet, Bisping knows there is no defense for Adesanya as drunk driving is something no one should do as it kills innocent people.
“If we are all honest with ourselves, if we are all honest, I think most people, I know I have, I don’t drunk drive, I don’t get behind the wheel drunk. But, I have made a judgment call, I had a beer dinner or sometimes I may have had two but it’s ben a few hours, so I’m good, I’m fine. I think most people have done that. I’m not defending Israel Adesanya, I’m not because drunk driving, innocent people lose their lives and it’s a disgusting thing. But, I think if most people are honest, they could have a beer thinking they are fine and getting behind the wheel,” Adesanya said.
Israel Adesanya will return for sentencing on Jan. 10.