Dricus du Plessis News
Dricus Du Plessis responds to criticism from UFC President Dana White: “I don’t really understand”
Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023
Chael Sonnen believes Dricus du Plessis will be forgotten after UFC 293: "Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa just became a number one contender's match"
Josh Evanoff - September 11, 2023
Dricus Du Plessis slams Israel Adesanya's UFC 293 performance: "Get your sh*t together"
Fernando Quiles - September 11, 2023
Dricus Du Plessis reacts to Sean Strickland’s shocking upset over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293: “Makes no difference to me”
Fernando Quiles - September 10, 2023
Dana White uncertain if Dricus Du Plessis will get the next middleweight title shot: "I don’t love when guys turn down fights"
Cole Shelton - September 6, 2023
UFC 293 headliner Israel Adesanya hasn't forgotten about Dricus du Plessis: "I do want that fight"
Fernando Quiles - August 27, 2023
UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya still has Dricus du Plessis on his radar. Adesanya is scheduled to put his 185-pound gold at stake against Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on September 9 in Sydney, Australia. The initial plan was to have Adesanya and du Plessis fight for the middleweight title following “Stillknocks'” second-round TKO finish over Robert Whittaker. Things didn’t pan out as Dricus du Plessis wasn’t going to be healed in time for UFC 293.
Israel Adesanya warns Dricus Du Plessis that he has not secured a title opportunity: “He’s not calling the shots, I am”
Harry Kettle - August 15, 2023
Israel Adesanya has issued a warning to Dricus du Plessis that he hasn’t necessarily earned a shot at the title yet. Back at UFC 290, Israel Adesanya and Dricus du Plessis faced off in the Octagon following the latter’s win over Robert Whittaker. By all accounts, it seemed as if du Plessis would get the next shot at Adesanya’s UFC middleweight championship. However, with Dricus not being ready in time for UFC 293, Sean Strickland got the call instead.
Coach claims Dricus Du Plessis may not receive a title shot after failing to step up against Israel Adesanya at UFC 293
Harry Kettle - August 11, 2023
City Kickboxing’s Eugene Bareman has questioned whether or not Dricus du Plessis will end up receiving a title shot. After his win over Robert Whittaker earlier this summer, it seemed like a certainty that Dricus du Plessis would challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight championship. It was also suggested that it would take place at UFC 293, which takes place in Sydney, Australia next month.
Israel Adesanya claims “scared” Dricus Du Plessis “doesn’t want to fight him: “He’s a b*tch”
Harry Kettle - August 1, 2023
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has suggested that Dricus du Plessis doesn’t want to fight him. Ever since their confrontation at UFC 290, fight fans have been waiting for news on Israel Adesanya vs Dricus du Plessis. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if the South African star will be ready in time for their proposed UFC 293 showdown in Australia.
Sean Strickland slams Robert Whittaker for his UFC 290 loss to Dricus Du Plessis: “He is a one-tricky f**king pony”
Susan Cox - July 25, 2023
Dricus Du Plessis explains why he walked away from Israel Adesanya during confrontation at UFC 290: “I don’t want to be a part of this”
Harry Kettle - July 21, 2023
Dricus du Plessis has explained why he opted to walk away from Israel Adesanya during their intense showdown at UFC 290. Following his win over Robert Whittaker at UFC 290, Dricus du Plessis was confronted by Israel Adesanya in the Octagon. The encounter featured plenty of slurs coming from Adesanya, some of them being of a racial nature. It seemed as if du Plessis wasn’t too interested in engaging with the champion, preferring to wait until he gets in the cage with him again before letting his fists do the talking.
Robert Whittaker breaks silence after Dricus du Plessis loss: "Worst performance of my career"
Josh Evanoff - July 20, 2023
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has reflected on his loss to Dricus du Plessis. ‘The Reaper’ returned to the octagon earlier this month at UFC 290. There, he faced Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight title eliminator. Sitting cage-side was middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was vocal about wanting to face ‘Stillknocks’ next. Luckily for ‘The Last Stylebender’, he got his wish.
Israel Adesanya claims he is now fighting Sean Strickland at UFC 293 as Dricus Du Plessis won't accept
Cole Shelton - July 19, 2023
Israel Adesanya says he won’t be fighting Dricus Du Plessis his next time out. At UFC 290, Du Plessis was fighting Robert Whittaker in a title-eliminator fight with the winner set to face Adesanya next. Ultimately, it was Dricus Du Plessis who won by second-round TKO in a phenomenal performance. After the win, Adesanya and Du Plessis had a faceoff and all signs pointed to the two fighting in Australia in September.
Henry Cejudo weighs in on Israel Adesanya’s trash talk towards Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290: “How far is too far?”
Harry Kettle - July 19, 2023
Henry Cejudo has given his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s interaction with Dricus du Plessis back at UFC 290. Earlier this month at UFC 290, Israel Adesanya made some major headlines. After Dricus du Plessis was able to defeat Robert Whittaker, Adesanya got into the cage and engaged in some intense trash talk with the South African. It included him using some controversial language, with many believing that it was a fairly awkward/uncomfortable encounter.
Henry Cejudo shares the “path to victory” for Dricus Du Plessis in UFC title fight with Israel Adesanya
Susan Cox - July 18, 2023
Israel Adesanya talks controversial Dricus du Plessis UFC 290 face-off: "I lost my s*it"
Josh Evanoff - July 17, 2023
Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has given his side of his face-off with Dricus du Plessis. ‘The Last Stylebender’ was last seen at UFC 290 earlier this month. The middleweight champion was in attendance to support his friend and teammate, Alexander Volkanovski, who was in the main event. While ‘The Great’ scored a stoppage win over Yair Rodriguez, Israel Adesanya was also there for another reason.
Brendan Schaub says fans should acknowledge how good UFC middleweight Dricus du Plessis is: "It's damn near impossible to beat"
Fernando Quiles - July 16, 2023
Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub thinks Dricus du Plessis is as good as he says he is. Fresh off a second-round TKO finish over former UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker, du Plessis is riding high. He defeated Whittaker at UFC 290 on July 8. The win for du Plessis sets the stage for a 185-pound title fight against the champion Israel Adesanya. Both men have bad blood and engaged in a heated staredown after du Plessis’ victory.
Sean O’Malley had no issue with Israel Adesanya’s post-fight antics opposite Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290: “I thought it was sweet”
Harry Kettle - July 14, 2023
Sean O’Malley didn’t seem to have too much of an issue with the actions of Israel Adesanya at UFC 290 last weekend. Last Saturday night, Dricus du Plessis finished Robert Whittaker to earn a shot at the UFC middleweight championship. In doing so, he welcomed the attention of Israel Adesanya, the reigning king of the division. Adesanya entered the Octagon after the fight for a face-off, and it’s safe to say things got heated.
Daniel Cormier believes Israel Adesanya's fight with Dricus du Plessis is must-win: "You can't lose to him"
Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes Israel Adesanya’s fight with Dricus du Plessis is now a must-win. ‘The Last Stylebender’ was in attendance at UFC 290 over the weekend. He was cage side to see his next challenger, as Dricus du Plessis faced Robert Whittaker in a middleweight title eliminator. Heading into the matchup, ‘Stillknocks’ was a massive underdog to ‘The Reaper’.
Dan Hooker reckons Israel Adesanya was trying to bait Dricus Du Plessis during heated confrontation at UFC 290
Susan Cox - July 11, 2023
Dan Hooker believes Israel Adesanya was trying to bait Dricus Du Plessis during their heated confrontation at UFC 290. UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker (23-12 MMA) believes his teammate, Israel Adesanya, was baiting Dricus du Plessis with his racial slur-filled tirade this past Saturday.
Israel Adesanya takes aim at Dricus du Plessis for “playing the victim” after heated confrontation at UFC 290
Harry Kettle - July 11, 2023
Israel Adesanya has taken aim at Dricus du Plessis following their confrontation at UFC 290 last weekend. On Saturday night, Dricus du Plessis secured the biggest win of his career thus far with a dominant performance and finish over Robert Whittaker. Based on the reaction, we’d say it was deemed a pretty big upset in the eyes of many.
Robert Whittaker issues statement following TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290
Chris Taylor - July 10, 2023
Robert Whittaker has issued a statement following his TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290. Whittaker (24-7 MMA), the promotion’s former middleweight title holder, collided with surging 185lbs contender Du Plessis (20-2 MMA) on the main card of Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. It was a high stakes matchup as the winner would be awarded the next title shot against reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Israel Adesanya opens as a sizeable betting favorite ahead of potential title defense against Dricus Du Plessis
Cole Shelton - July 10, 2023
Israel Adesanya has opened as the betting favorite to beat Dricus Du Plessis. At UFC 290, Du Plessis was fighting Robert Whittaker in a title-eliminator bout as the winner would go on to face Adesanya, likely in September in Australia. Whittaker entered the fight as the betting favorite and many expected him to win, but it was Du Plessis who won by second-round TKO to secure a title shot.
Israel Adesanya responds to backlash over Dricus Du Plessis confrontation at UFC 290: “If you ain’t my brother, you ain’t African”
Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023
Dricus Du Plessis vows to KO “clown” Israel Adesanya in upcoming title fight: “I’ll manhandle him”
Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023
Dricus du Plessis believes he will decimate UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. On the UFC 290 card this past Saturday (July 8), Dricus du Plessis took on former UFC 185-pound titleholder Robert Whittaker. While du Plessis was an underdog going into this pivotal middleweight bout, he shined bright with a second-round TKO victory. du Plessis has now punched his ticket for a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Dana White reacts to the "racial undertones" during the Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis confrontation at UFC 290: "I could care less"
Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023
Dana White has shared his thoughts on the “racial undertones” that occurred during the Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis confrontation at UFC 290. Du Plessis (20-2 MMA) squared off with former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (24-7 MMA) on the main card of tonight’s event in Las Vegas. The bout was deemed a number one contenders match with the winner getting a shot at reigning 185lbs kingpin Israel Adesanya.