UFC superstar Israel Adesanya admits he took the trash talk too far by using a 9/11 reference about Yoel Romero … and now he’s apologizing.
Adesanya was promoting his upcoming clash with Romero at UFC 248 when he told the media … “I’ll touch him enough times and eventually he’ll crumble like the Twin Towers.”
Obviously, 9/11 similes don’t go over with the public — and the backlash was swift and severe.
But, Sunday night, Adesanya apologized for the comment — explaining he didn’t mean to disrespect anyone … he just screwed up.
“I never made a joke about people dying or made light of the tragic event that was 9/11,” Adesanya said.
“I was simply rambling and my brain worked faster than my mouth in a moment to chose the wrong euphemism.”
“You speak on the mic enough times and you’re bound to miss the mark with some bars. I did on this one and for that I’m sorry.”
He added, “I’ll be more careful in the future with my words.”