Israel Adesanya, a Nigerian and New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, has shared his thoughts on religion and God.
The current middleweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), The Last Stylebender, has a distinctive viewpoint on God.
Recently, he joined hosts Mike Majlak and American actor, professional wrestler, and social media star Logan Paul on the ImPaulsive podcast.
Logan Paul questioned Adesanya on the podcast about his spirituality, and his response was amazing. He went into great length about his relationship with religion throughout the years.
According to Adesanya, he began to question God as the sovereign creator of the world based on who created him.
Adesanya, who recently reclaimed the UFC middleweight title from Brazilian Alex Pereira, detailed that his questions about God started when he was about seven.
“I grew up in a religious household, but when I was young Sunday school. I remember asking like my Sunday school teacher well if God made the world then who made God and no one had an answer for me.
He explained that it started in Sunday school, where his curiosity about who created God came from. Adesanya responded with a detailed breakdown, he said, “I’m spiritual. I love LA and Vegas.
“I love those places, but actually, if even in Vegas, I just have to live off the strip same way. I’m human at the end of the day I’m regular I’m just another dude but I do extraordinary.
“I asked my parents and then what I asked my housemates and one of my aunties remember. I kept on asking for like a whole week and she goes if you keep asking that question you go mad.
That was when I was like okay I don’t think these adults really know what’s happening I think because I was probably like seven eight.
In addition to his view about God, he continued, “I remember thinking like no one has it like because it’s a simple question.
“I was like all right God made the world in seven days he created let they be like boom Genesis you know whatever verse that is. Then I remember just like asking like well if God made the world who made God and then knowing how to answer for me.
“I now over the years I’ve gone through our Renaissance with religion in a sense where like I know how many people wrote the Bible. I know it’s written by so many different men it was misconstrued, and then there’s the new Kim Kings James version.”
Adesanya is now expected to return to action later this year to face the winner of the eliminator between Dricus du Plessis and Robert Whittaker.