Israel Adesanya has been arrested in the 'Brass Knuckles' case

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UFC fighter Israel Adesanya was arrested at JFK Airport on Wednesday for brass knuckles while on his way home to New Zealand.

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A fan gave Adesanya a brass knuckle before traveling as a gift.

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Israel Adesanya immediately cooperated with the authorities by disposing of the item at the airport.

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Adesanya was detained for some time.

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Transportation Security Administration officials said brass knuckles are illegal to carry into New York.

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Former UFC champion Israel Adesanya was defeated by Alex Perera on Saturday.

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Israel Adesanya lost his UFC middleweight title.

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