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Israel Adesanya Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving

Former UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has admitted to charges of drunk driving.

He pleaded guilty to the offense in his home country of New Zealand.

The incident took place on August 19, when Adesanya encountered a Random Breath Testing Unit in Auckland while returning from dinner with friends.

Adesanya was driving with 87 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, per his team. The legal limit in the country is 50 milligrams.

The UFC star claimed, “I was pulled over and gave an evidentiary blood test – the reading was 87 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.”

He added: “I am disappointed with my decision to drive, it was wrong” he also acknowledged “I know that people might follow me and I want them to know I do not think this behavior is acceptable.”

The penalty for this is either serving a jail time of three months or paying a fine of $2680 which will be the case for the fighter

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