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Dricus du Plessis claims Israel Adesanya “Doesn’t need to be right here” after heated UFC 305 press convention

Dricus du Plessis questions Israel Adesanya’s motivations to fight In a recent interview with Submission Radio , du Plessis reflected on his first pre-fight face-to-face with Adesanya. “His demeanor around this whole fight, this man is trying to convince himself that he still wants to be here,” Du Plessis said. “In saying that, he has

Dricus du Plessis claims Israel Adesanya “Doesn’t need to be right here” after heated UFC 305 press convention

Dricus du Plessis questions Israel Adesanya’s motivations to combat

In a current interview with Submission Radio, du Plessis mirrored on his first pre-fight face-to-face with Adesanya.

“His demeanor round this complete combat, this man is attempting to persuade himself that he nonetheless needs to be right here,” Du Plessis stated. “In saying that, he has accomplished a lot for the game. ‘It’s not about titles anymore’…he’ll by no means get what he had once more. There’s not sufficient time, and he’s already accomplished what he did on this sport by way of legacy. He’s speaking about a lot exterior of the game, as a substitute of inside the game…I believe that is him attempting to persuade himself that he nonetheless needs to do that, that he nonetheless has what it takes…

“I’m right here simply to indicate him that he’s not. Get pleasure from your golf, I’m the brand new champion and I’m the brand new king of this division, and I’m gonna ensure he is aware of that.”

Du Plessis captured the UFC middleweight title by defeating Strickland at UFC 297 earlier this 12 months. He’s received 9 consecutive fights, together with finishes of Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson.

Earlier than the loss to Strickland, Adesanya recaptured the UFC middleweight title by knocking out Alex Pereira at UFC 287. He’s trying to reassert himself as one of many high pound-for-pound fighters.

Du Plessis vs. Adesanya is among the largest fights of the 12 months, and the warmth is beginning to construct as combat night time approaches.

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