Israel Adesanya Detained, Released After Brass Knuckles Found in Luggage at JFK

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe Adesanya headlined UFC 281 this past weekend at Madison Square Garden, where he lost to Alex Pereira. View the original article to see embedded media. UFC fighter Israel Adesanya was arrested on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for possession of “metal knuckles,” according to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. The arrest occurred at 1:57 p.m. ET. According to Adesanya’s manager, Tim Simpson, the knuckles were given to Adesanya by a fan, and the fighter put them in his luggage. “When flagged at the airport, Israel quickly disposed of the item, and cooperated with …

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