UFC champ Israel Adesanya means a lot of things to a lot of people. For South Africa’s UFC middleweight contender Dricus Du Plessis, Israel Adesanya has been carrying himself like the champ he is. Maybe their sparring and Dricus taking the crown from him would settle that?
We may never know. What is clear is that the two of them have been beefing and a match between them might take place in the coming months.
Dricus, who had a recent career leap after defeating former UFC champion Robert Whittaker, is looking to earn for himself the coveted title of Africa’s first UFC champion.
Just after defeating Whittaker, the two had a face-to-face confrontation. Reflecting on that moment, the South African noted that Adesanya had not acted like a champion and someone that fans should rally around. He described him as having behaved like a clown on the Octagon.
“That’s not how a champion behaves. He’s behaving like a child.” In the game of sports, it all boils down to winning. And Adesanya’s supposedly childish act might actually be a way to disorient his adversary. Who knows?
Only after the two fight and fans have a result would they know who the real champ is and who is clowning. No?