Sports minister Sunday Dare has congratulated UFC champion, Israel Adesanya, on another successful title defence.
Adesanya early Sunday in Las Vegas, United States of America, defeated Jared Cannonier to retain his UFC middleweight crown with a unanimous decision victory.
Dare, in a statement, praised Adesanya for being a worthy youth ambassador for the country.
The minister said Nigerians were proud of Adesanya and another Nigerian UFC champion, Kamaru Usman.
“We are proud of Adesanya and Usman and we will continue to celebrate them because they always identify with Nigeria, they always proudly carry our flag everywhere they go. They are our global icons. We believe they have many more successes ahead of them,” Dare stated.