Dricus Du Plessis conquered a great milestone of beating the well-experienced Robert Whittaker; after passing that test, the only next step that made sense for Du Plessis was a match with Israel Adesanya. To many fans' disappointment, Du Plessis declared that he was injured, due to which he couldn't show up for the title fight.
The UFC decided to move on, and that’s how Sean Strickland for the opportunity of getting a title shot. As an obvious response, Israel Adesanya is disappointed as he was eagerly waiting to face Du Plessis because of their past.
Not to worry! That match will happen at some point, and it will happen sooner than the UFC fans expect it.
Israel Adesanya on Dricus Du Plessis
Israel Adesanya recently spoke about Dricus Du Plessis and talked about the emotions running around in his mind.
Adesanya reveals where the potential match with Du Plessis could take place. “I’m not mad, I’m disappointed,” Adesanya said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “He missed out on his opportunity. That would have been [huge], but again, I think it’s for the greater good.
Adesanya on where it could happen: That’s OK. When it happens, it will be one the biggest fights in sporting history. All in due time”. “It could happen in South Africa, It could happen somewhere on the great continent of Africa.
It could happen in Nigeria, Morocco, even South Africa — it would be better if we had it in South Africa. I’d like to whoop his ass in his own home country. We’ll see how I feel, We’ll see what’s happening around that time.
Adesanya further said: Dricus shouldn’t have thought he could sit pretty in this division and just hold onto his No. 1 spot. I’ve never done that. I just go for the chances when they’re there. That’s how I fought Anderson Silva.
That’s how I fought for the title. You take the chances when they’re there. You don’t wait and hope. So he’ll learn. But we’ll see and I’ll see how I feel, because I call the shots”.