Israel Adesanya is apologizing to fans for a recent drunk driving arrest. Adesanya was arrested on August 19th in Auckland, New Zealand, driving home after drinking with friends.

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The 34-year-old was arrested after being tested by a random breath testing unit, registering a result of 37 milligrams higher than the legal limit.

“I want to apologize to the community, my family and my team for the decision I made to get behind the wheel after drinking at a dinner,” Adesanya said in a statement to ESPN. “I am disappointed with my decision to drive, it was wrong. I know that people might follow me and I want them to know I do not think this behavior is acceptable.”


Adesanya will be sentenced on Jan. 10. He faces three months behind bars and a fine of $2,680.