“He’s a rash; trying to get him off you is just work,” Adesanya said of Hickman. “He gives you that work and he’s constant, he’s like a work dog, a working breed.”

In most lines of work, it would be hard to take being called a rash as anything but an insult. But when Israel Adesanya refers to wrestling coach Frank Hickman as such, he means it as nothing but praise.

Hickman, the head wrestling coach at the famed Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket, took up residence at Auckland’s City Kickboxing to help the fighters in camp ahead of UFC 243.

Between Hickman and resident wrestling coach Andrei Paulet, the City Kickboxing stable has been put through its paces on the mat over the past couple of months…

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