From calling out to the opponents and making offensive remarks to giving them a taste of their own medicine, the world of MMA is brutal and unpredictable. What did du Plessis do and what is Israel Adesanya's response? Let's find out.
The middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Dricus du Plessis have got bad blood and the offensive saga is just not ending with the "Real African" debate being involved.
'The Last Stylebender' is angry with du Plessis owing to the "Real African" remark. Adesanya has also declared he wants du Plessis for his next bout. du Plessis is set to face former champ Robert Whittaker at UFC 290
Dricus Du Plessis made comments about the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on his ethnicity and questioned his African representation. (Video Credit: @ScrapAndRollMMA/YouTube)
In a recent interview with Submission Radio, du Plessis expressed his take on picking his opponent.
He said, "Now I don’t want to get that title shot based on some hype created by – I don’t even know what – some, some guy, who has the title who is behaving like a little child and overreacting, and now the fight is happening because of that. I want to deserve my title shot, I don’t wanna get – be handed a title shot. I’m gonna deserve my belt and that’s why I wanted that Whittaker fight."