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UFC star Israel Adesanya arrested at JFK airport for possessing metal knuckles following Alex Pereira defeat

ISRAEL ADESANYA has been arrested at New York’s JFK Airport for possessing metal knuckles, according to reports.

The UFC superstar lost his middleweight belt at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, being defeated by old kickboxing rival Alex Pereira via fifth round TKO.

Israel Adesanya was beaten by Alex Pereira on Saturday night

Adesanya, 33, made to leave New York on Wednesday afternoon.

According to TMZ he was arrested at JFK Airport for “criminal possession of a weapon”.

The weapon in question is claimed to be a set of metal knuckles, which are illegal in New York state.

Adesanya was arrested by cops at 1:57pm local time.

The Last Stylebender could be issued a Desk Appearance Ticket.

This would see ordered to appear in court for an arraignment.

Alternatively, he could remain in custody.

TMZ add that, if convicted, the UFC superstar could be imprisoned for up to a year.

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