Days after his defeat to Alex Pereira at UFC 281

former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was detained on Wednesday at JFK Airport

Lenis Valens, a spokesman for the Port Authority

Police Department (PAPD) in New York, informed MMA Junkie on

 Wednesday that Adesanya had been detained for possessing metal knuckles.

Approximately 1:57 local time saw the arrest. No information was

initially provided, but on Thursday, PAPD notified MMA Junkie 

that Adesanya had received a desk appearance ticket.