The following is a list of the most recent posts on this page: Du Plessis’ win over Robert Whittaker Adesanya faced off in the cage at T-Mobile Arena for a promotional match. Although the fight did not turn physical, the trash talk As tensions between the two African-born fighters continue to rise, there were many (including Adesanya’s numerous N-words).
“I’m prepared for everything, anything he says,” Du Plessis said to MMA Junkie reporters and others after the fight. “He’s been acting like a clown in there. That’s not how a champion behaves. That’s not how a man behaves. He’s behaving like a child. Conduct yourself like a champion. There’s people looking up to you and you’re behaving like that? If that sells tickets, then good for him. I’ll sell tickets my way. I’m a gentleman. I’m a man and I’ll behave like a man.”
Du Plessis’ opponent is Israel Adesanya, although it was not announced until just a few hours ago. UFC 293An event is scheduled for the 9th September in Sydney, Australia. Du Plesiss likes the chances of securing Adesanya.
“I’ll knock him out just like I did tonight,” Du Plessis said. “If not, then we’ve seen his fight with Alex Pereira. It’s not a fight if I can get him on the ground. It’s not a fight. Even if I grab him, it’s no fight. I’ll manhandle him. I’ve done this before and I’ll continue to do it. Take a look at what he’s doing. That’s out of the picture. You are only as good as the last performance. How did he perform against Whittaker in his last appearance? Yes, he did. It was an intense fight. How did I perform against Whittaker?
“Right now, that’s how I plan on beating him – the same way I beat Whittaker tonight, by implementing the game plan and sticking to my style and doing what I do best, listening to my coaches, listening to the great teammates I have at CIT. It’s a small gym in South Africa coming up with game plans, this awkward style, this style that looks completely wrong to so many people. I’m the No. 1 contender in the world right now. It’s time to put some respect on that.”
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