Adesanya explained why he was taking a pause in his career

Israel Adesanya, former UFC middleweight champion, explained why he decided to take a break from his career.

"I just needed a break. Not only from fighting, but from the intense training and everything that fighters have to do every day. I needed to rest both physically and mentally, and even spiritually. During this time I realized a lot of things," - quotes Adesanya MMA Mania.

We will remind, his next fight Adesanya will hold on August 17 against Dricus Du Plessis.