Nigerian-New Zealander skilled blended martial artist, Israel Adesanya was arrested at JFK Airport on Wednesday, after allegedly attempting to board a airplane with brass knuckles.
In accordance with Port Authority police, the previous UFC champion was “arrested at JFK Terminal for possession metallic knuckles.” TMZ first reported that Adesanya had been detained.
Brass knuckles — fabricated from metallic or plastic — are unlawful in New York and possession is taken into account a misdemeanor punishable as much as one 12 months in jail plus fines.
Adesanya’s supervisor Tim Simpson of Paradigm Sports activities Administration issued a press release to MMA Preventing whereas additionally stating that the previous UFC champion has already been launched and he’s at present flying house to New Zealand.
“Israel was handed a present by a fan, which he put in his baggage.
“When flagged on the airport, Israel shortly disposed of the merchandise, and co-operated with authorities. He has complied accordingly, with that the matter was dismissed and he’s on his means house.”