Dricus Du Plessis responds to Israel Adesanya’s threats

Dricus Du Plessis responds to Israel Adesanya's threats

UFC middleweight No. 6 Dricus Du Plessis reacted to a statement by Israel Adesanya, who, after defeating Alex Pereira, expressed his desire to crack down on the South African native, who promised to become “the first true African UFC champion.”

“So you chose not to say my name – smart move, all the better for you,” Du Plessis wrote on the social media. “I don’t need your airtime – the entire African continent is behind me. And you can enjoy your impressive victory at home in New Zealand.”

“The UFC in Africa will not take place until a year from now, and this year I am ready to fight you on no man’s land, and after I take your belt home, I will give you the chance to meet me in my homeland in Africa. We Africans are not afraid of anything or anyone!”

Israel Adesanya regained the UFC middleweight championship over the weekend, knocking out Alex Pereira in the second round at UFC 287 in Miami, and Dricus Du Plessis extended his UFC winning streak to five matches in March with a second-round TKO over Derek Brunson. .