The Israel Adesanya hype train was a real thing at a certain point. The Nigerian-born fighter hit the scene as no-one had since Conor McGregor, fighting multiple times a year and making his wins look easy. But as he pointed out in the lead-up to his most recent fight with Paulo Costa, calling him a hype-train now is silly and damn near disrespectful. The guy is a superstar, which is exactly why he boasts a net worth of $2 million.
Despite the talks about fighter pay with the UFC as of late, being the kind of fighter and businessman Israel does bring you the bigger bucks. But how exactly did he do it?