Nigerian-born UFC champion, Israel Adesanya, has been said to have donated medical equipment to health workers in Nigeria and New Zealand to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
The boxer is providing 10,000 three-ply face masks and 1,000 eye protection face shields to healthcare workers at Whanganui Hospital in New Zealand. His mother, Tai, works as a nurse at Whanganui Hospital’s emergency department.
Adesanya is also donating personal protective equipment to staff in Auckland and Lagos.
“I can’t do it for the whole world, but I can help the communities I know, the places that I have been a part of,” the athlete said. The equipment is expected to arrive within two weeks.
Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight title against Cuban, Yoel Romero, in March.