What happened between Israel Adesanya & Dricus du Plessis? Chael Sonnen Reveals Surprising Insight

Chael Sun expresses in the morning report his surprise over Israel Adesanya’s behavior when he was interacting with Dricus du Plessis during UFC 290. Sonnen believes Adesanya “lost his mind” As he exchanged a few tense words during the weigh in. Sonnen, former UFC fighter, and currently an analyst for the UFC, points out that Adesanya’s behavior is unexpected and out of character. He speculates this could be due the frustration Adesanya feels after losing his title to Jan Blachowicz this year. Sonnen’s analysis sheds some light on Adesanya’s mental state and how it may affect his next fight.

Adesanya’s exchange with Du Plessis in the build-up to UFC 290 is noteworthy, as it shows a rare act of aggression on the part of the normally composed fighter. Fans and analysts have been intrigued by this exchange. Sonnen’s assessment fuels speculation about Adesanya and his mindset, as well as how that could impact on his performance in Octagon. Sonnen believes that Adesanya may be acting in a way to show his increased intensity. However, he may also be showing signs of stress and vulnerability. The morning report is an interesting preview of Adesanya’s upcoming fight. Fans are intrigued and eager to watch the unfolding events inside the cage.

The UFC middleweight division has had a crazy year in 2023.

The title was changed at the end of 2022 with a comeback knockout by Brazil’s Alex Pereira His longtime rival kickboxer Israel Adesanya. “The Last Stylebender” Seeking revenge UFC 287 The brutal second-round knockout by “Poatan,” Sending his opponent to light-heavyweight

The race for positions has been fierce and everyone is trying to grab their shot. South Africa has made the most of its opportunities. Dricus Du PlessisWho is the new top 10? Derek Brunson The win extended to March. The victory extended “Stillknocks'” The streak now stands at five in UFC and seven total. The streak was probably enough to get him a shot at the title, especially since Adesanya wanted to fight with the former KSW champ. Du Plessis was forced to face the greatest obstacle possible, the former champ. Robert Whittaker.

Du Plessis shocked the world with a TKO “The Reaper” In round two, UFC 290 This past weekend, he solidified his title shot for later in the year. Adesanya entered octagon when Du Plessis finished his post-fight interviews. They had their first staredown, and exchanged verbal words. Adesanya used the n-word repeatedly and mentioned the origins of each fighter, leaving many in the community confused. Former UFC middleweight champion and top-division contender Chael Sonnen The interaction was a clear indication of Adesanya’s passion as a champion.

“[Adesanya] lost his mind tonight in front of you and it was real and it didn’t have anything to do with money and it did not have anything to do with fame,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “He lost his head tonight on an up-and coming youngster who doesn’t have a contract that is beautiful, isn’t world-known, and isn’t a face who will go down in history as a symbol of his industry. The big guy picked on the small man, and he could not control himself. It was true. And it was real because ‘Izzy’ hasn’t let that other stuff in. He hasn’t allowed distractions to enter. He’s still the same hungry man.

“For ‘Izzy,’ it’s still about competition. It’s a very interesting mindset that takes an extreme discipline. I have never seen anybody come through this sport that has controlled their career more than Israel Adesanya. Nobody has called their shot and I do mean nobody.”

Adesanya hoped that a fight against Du Plessis would be his next opponent, instead of a three-fight series with Whittaker whom he’s defeated twice. UFC 293 in Sydney on September 10 will certainly feature the new matchup, but UFC president Dana White On the night of the fight, he did not confirm when exactly the title match would take place.

Sonnen noticed how stars such as the Diaz Brothers, Conor McGregor. Jon Jones Adesanya, for example, had a level of power that was unique. However, “The American Gangster” It’s hard to believe that the two-time middleweight champion has ever been able to achieve such a feat.

“He called for ‘DDP’ and he didn’t call for him tonight,” Sonnen said. “He also called for him tonight. He got him tonight. He called for him a long time ago. It was one of the things that Dana said way back when Dana agreed to make the match with ‘Izzy’ and Yoel Romero.

“Yoel was just in a No. “Yoel had just been in a No. Paulo Costa. So, it should have been Paulo Costa and ‘Izzy,’ right? He went after Yoel [instead]. Dana’s going, ‘Yoel’s a really hard fight, ‘Izzy.’ You are a tall and skinny kickboxer. He’s a wrestling Olympic medalist from Cuba. This is an awful idea. It’s hard to say no to a man who asks for something so complicated. Dana had a hard time explaining that to the audience, but it was clear when he did.

“Then you go look at Du Plessis,” He continued. “Du Plessis wasn’t ranked high enough to get the fight with ‘Izzy,’ which is what tonight in the Whittaker fight was about. But it’s the same guy that ‘Izzy’ called out. ‘Izzy’ went in front of the mic and he called for the hardest job for himself. And now the ranking of Du Plessis who will come Tuesday morning be the No. 1 contender, is right in line with what ‘Izzy’ says. And that’s the competitor, never looking for the easy way.”

Aftermath. UFC 290 Six biggest takeaways The new Event of the Year

Farewell. Robbie Lawler Conor McGregor’s response promises he’ll stay retired Combat sports

Scary. Josiah Harrell Releases statement after UFC Pre-fight medical reveals brain disease

Heavyweight. Daniel Cormier details how Stipe Miocic What could you give Jon Jones problems UFC 295

Hopeful. Alexander Volkanovski not ruling out return October is a great month for Islam Makhachev rematch: ‘I want that Islam fight’

Patience. Dana White angrily responds Conor McGregor has been the target of criticism for recent remarks about USADA

Middleweight. Dricus Du Plessis: Israel Adesanya behaved ‘like a clown’ at UFC 290; Adesanya responds

Perfection. That’s how you end your career‘: Professionals reacts to Robbie Lawler’s knockout of 38 seconds in the final fight at UFC290

Next. Full lineup announced Dana White Contender Series Season 7 Premiere on August 8,

Award. Jon Jones is the winner of the ESPY Award for Best UFC Fighter

Postponed. Charles Oliveira He revealed he won’t be ready to fight Islam Makhachev in UFC 294 October

Bantamweight. Sean O’Malley expects to put Aljamain’s Sterling’s ‘lights outUFC 292

UFC 290 Post-Show.

The Next One.

A brutal send off

UFC 291 Trailer.

Free fight

PFL Europe highlights

Champ camp.

Boxing sparring in Poatan.

290 Fight Week.



They are the guys.


Brazil, you’ve got a new winner.





The Great.


Wouldn’t it be nice?



Beach boyz.

Shoey time

Matthew Semelsberger (11-5) vs. Uroš Medić (8-1); UFC 291, July 29,

Tofiq Musayev (20-5) vs. Akira Okada (19-9-4); Super RIZIN 2 July 30

Marlon Vera (22-8-1) vs. Pedro Munhoz (20-7); UFC 292, Aug. 19,

William Gomis (12-2) vs. Lucas Almeida (14-2); UFC Paris, Sept. 2

Jon Jones (27-1, 1 NC) vs. Stipe Miocic (20-4); UFC 295, Nov. 11

This whole story has been interesting. Du Plessis was the more composed of the two, and I am not sure (if there is anything) that will get him fired up. Adesanya has to try hard, but it’s not clear what will get him going.

Thank you for reading!

Last Week Results

Friday: 47% of the 307 total votes were answered. “Yes” When asked, “Will Alexander Volkanovski be the featherweight GOAT with a win against Yair Rodriguez?The UFC 290 main fight featured a Volkanovski victory over Rodriguez by third-round TKO using punches.

Thursday: Among the 632 total votes, 56% voted for “Alexander Volkanovski Brandon MorenoWho wins this weekend?” Volkanovski defeated Rodriguez by third-round TKO using punches, in the UFC 290 Main Event. Alexandre Pantoja Moreno won by a split-decision in the UFC 290 main event.

Wednesday: 73% of total votes (710) answered “No” When asked, “Will Julianna Pena ever win another UFC title?

Tuesday: 66% of total votes (434) answered “Jalin TurnerWho wins this weekend?Dan Hooker defeated Turner via split decision at UFC 290.

Monday: 79% of the 651 total votes voted “Francis NgannouWhen asked, “Prime Ngannou vs. prime Tim Sylvia, who wins?

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