Chael Sonnen: Whittaker vs Du Plessis fight needs to be canceled

Chael Sonnen: Whittaker vs Du Plessis fight needs to be canceled

No. 6 UFC middleweight champion Drikus Du Plessis should challenge reigning division champion Israel Adesanya instead of Robert Whittaker, former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen said.

“It’s not too late for the Du Plessis vs. Whittaker fight to be canceled,” American Gangster said in a recent episode of his podcast. “Why do we need this fight? Adesanya has promised to smuggle Du Plessis’ corpse through Africa, and the South African doesn’t mince words either. Yesterday, Izzy said that he was not going to fight anyone else, and he risks being left without this fight. He’s not going to fight Whittaker again and I believe him. So why do we need a Whittaker vs. Du Plessis fight? What is the meaning of it? It needs to be canceled immediately.”

Recall that between Adesanya and Du Plessis, a public conflict has been going on for some time, the cause of which was the promise of the South African to become “the first real African UFC champion”, which outraged the Nigerian living in New Zealand.

The duel between Robert Whittaker and Drykus Du Plessis will take place on July 8 at UFC 290 in Las Vegas, and UFC president Dana White has officially confirmed the candidate status of the match.