UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has slammed rival Dricus Du Plessis for his comments about being the first African champion in the promotion.
'The Last Stylebender' also vowed to torture Du Plessis, who is born and raised in South Africa, "until he is black."
Speaking on his YouTube channel on Wednesday, Adesanya revealed that he has already asked the UFC about fighting the undefeated South African to set the record straight.
But Du Plessis is poised to fight Australia's Rob Whittaker for the No.1 contender position in July.
“I already talked to Dana [White], tried to set up some things:” Adesanya said on his YouTube channel.
“I never discredited him as an African. You want to make a fight? Cool.
"But the fact that as a f****** cracker, to tell me who the f*** I am, that p***ed me off, and that’s why he’s my next fight. I don’t want to fight anyone else.
“I’m going to f****** take him to school, in the octagon and on history.
"I’m going to f****** beat him until he’s black.
"I have never questioned him as an African because yeah, you were born in Africa. South Africa.
"Of course you’re an African. I have never questioned that, but who the f*** is this cracker to tell me who the f*** I am? What he’s doing is creating divide."
"As a product of colonisation, you’re trying to tell me who the f*** I am," Adesanya added.
"You can take the boy out of Africa, but you can never take the Africa out of the boy.
"I’m going to f*** this guy up. I’m going to torture this guy. You don’t have to create division. This is not the time for that s***.
"You could have definitely got the fight without talking all that s***.
"Well, be careful what you wish for. You got what you want. He’s next."