Here’s Why City Kickboxing Is Moving To The U.S. From New Zealand
The likes of Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker and Alexander Volkanovski seem displeased with the New Zealand government over its strict quarantine and security protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic. This has affected their practice at the City Kickboxing which is situated in Auckland.
This year, Adesanya and Hooker opened up about the struggles they have had to face from coming over from New Zealand to the U.S. for their fights. They have to be apart from their families for months because the travel restrictions in New Zealand force them to undergo extended periods of self-isolation.
This has frustrated the fighters so much that they are thinking of shifting the City Kickboxing to the U.S.
News outlets in New Zealand have, however, slammed the fighters for taking out their frustrations before media in Vegas. The reports called them “too big for little old New Zealand.”
Earlier, the Last Stylebender had affirmed that he will never fight in New Zealand. Hooker is set to fight Islam Makhachev in three weeks and the reason he decided not to go back to his family is due to the same strict policies of the NZ government.
He won’t be able to return to his home even a month after the fight.