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New Zealand’s deputy prime minister has condemned UFC champion Israel Adesanya’s comment that he would “rape” a fellow fighter.
“Bro, I will fuckin’ rape you,” Adesanya said in an Instagram video directed at Kevin Holland, who had targeted him with a series of insulting remarks. Adesanya’s comment was broadcast to his Instagram following of 4.6 million before the post was deleted.