He's quickly established himself as a cross-cultural star of the UFC, but who is Israel Adesanya and what makes him tick? Christopher Reive goes one-on-one with the middleweight.

Israel Adesanya had reached his boiling point.

He had never felt like he was different from his peers on the playground at school until he arrived in New Zealand – and there was one kid at school who seemed to make it his mission to make the new boy from Nigeria feel unwelcome.

The kid had spent a good part of the weekend riding his bike back and forth past Adesanya's house,