Taylor Force’s father said Wednesday the 28-year-old business student was an avid skier and guitar player who loved horses and ranch life after a childhood in Texas. It’s been a remarkable rise to fame and growing fortune for the Nigerian-born fighter, who immigrated to New Zealand aged 10 as his accountant father sought a better life for his young family of five. Last October Adesanya knocked out Kiwi-born Australian Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker – in the second round – to claim the UFC’s hotly contested middleweight crown, and to open his future to the multi-million dollar paydays that have expanded the wallets of the likes of Irishman Conor McGregor, said to now be worth some US$200 million thanks to the fame his fight career brought him. I know fame is there now but I’m going to keep on being me and letting things come to me. The greats always do what they say what they are going to do,’ says UFC boss Dana White. Police investigate a car used in a shooting attack in Jerusalem Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Israeli police say two Palestinian gunmen carried out shootings in Jerusalem and were shot and killed by police. Breaking the Silence, which Israel’s right wing has accused of treason, collects and publishes testimony from current and former Israeli soldiers of abuses they say they carried out or witnessed during their service in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Turkey’s new prime minister on Friday stretched out a cautious hand of reconciliation to Turkey’s regional foes, saying he wanted no permanent tensions with Black Sea and Mediterranean neighbours after serious ruptures with Egypt, Israel, Russia and Syria. Behind the slogan, the billboard shows a picture of Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beachfront alongside a view of Israel’s West Bank separation wall with a military watchtower. The billboard put up Sunday along Tel Aviv’s busiest main road by Breaking the Silence says in English “Dare to Dream of Freedom”, a play on the 2019 Eurovision slogan “Dare to Dream”. An Israeli anti-occupation NGO came under fire Monday for using this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv to offer foreign visitors tours to see “the reality” of military rule over Palestinians in the West Bank. You know what I’ve noticed over the years? Amy and Brad Herzog spent 17 years writing for the popular GoRving blog but were terminated once management discovered their picture book plan. Adesanya only made his debut for the UFC in Perth back in February 2018 – but said then he’d be champ with two years.
In February, Adesanya was named Sportsman of the Year at the annual Halberg Awards, the first time the award had be handed to a fighter. First it was kick boxing, and tours to China where he would often face – and beat – far heavier and more seasoned opponents. Our packages are available with guaranteed weekly departures or as private tours customized to the needs and beliefs of families, congregations, or other groups. He’s also planning a trip to China this year to negotiate a tourism contract with a private company looking to send its employees on holiday to Lubumbashi. Lt. Col. Elizabeth Boese taught British literature to Force during his senior year at the New Mexico Military Institute. Force was finishing his first year of business school. At the UFC event in Auckland on February 23 three of those fighter-friend won, and lightweights Dan Hooker and Brad Riddell, and flyweight Kai Kara-France have made the trip to Las Vegas to support Adesanya’s first title defence.
Then Adesanya turned to mixed martial arts with the help of Auckland’s famed City Kickboxing Gym and so far in his career he’s won 18 fights straight, seven of those with the Las Vegas-based UFC, the biggest MMA promotion on the planet. Adesanya also has his family close by his side as he travels the globe, and his parents Femi and Taiwo are here beside him in the fight capital of the world, as their son prepares to grace the biggest stage there is. I just stay in my house and stay with the same close circle of friends I have always had,’ says Adesanya. Adesanya had been thinking about the role he is playing in taking the sport of mixed martial arts mainstream. There were racist taunts on the streets of Rotorua but a growing resolve within the young Adesanya that he could find strength, and direction in life, through martial arts. Just as he has been doing this week, Adesanya stood front and centre to accept the accolades – but he kept looking at a bigger picture.