Adesanya loses juicy endorsement because of rape comment

Adesanya in his 'fight talk' threatened to rape a fellow UFC fighter Kevin Holland.

Israel Adesanya loses juicy endorsement because of rape comment. (Cleveland)

Adesanya was due to be unveiled as the face of the BMW New Zealand on Monday, but the German car manufacturer decided to ditch him after the offensive comment he made earlier this week.

The UFC champion had earlier threatened to rape a fellow UFC fighter Kevin Holland.

“Bro, I will f….n rape you,” Adesanya said as part of what he perceived as “fight talk.”

Although the comment has since been deleted on Instagram, Adesanya has received severe backlash over his statement.

This prompted BMW to terminate their dealings with the UFC star.

In a statement on Friday, March 26, 2021, the car manufacturer said, “Due to the comments made by an athlete online, we have reviewed our pending association with said athlete and we have decided not to push forward with a specific ambassador for the brand at this time in New Zealand.”

This is not the first time the 31-year-old has landed himself in hot water for disrespectful comments.

In February 2020, he was forced to issue an apology after saying his then-upcoming opponent Yoel Romero would ‘crumble like the twin towers’ against him and vowed to be ‘more careful with my words in the future’.

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