Watch: Novak Djokovic Left With Jaws Wide Open, Jason Momoa and South African UFC Star Dricus Du Plessis Share a Moment at the Rugby World Cup

Published 10/30/2023, 5:21 AM EDT

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It is not uncommon for athletes to have a passion for other sports. Time and time again, we have witnessed UFC fighters enjoying various sports. Recently, the match between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury attracted numerous athletes from different backgrounds. Similarly, the Rugby World Cup finals have drawn a plethora of celebrities to witness the event.

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Novak Djokovic was captured on camera with a comical reaction to Dricus Du Plessis‘ enthusiastic support for the South African rugby team. certain other celebs have also witnessed the Rugby finals. Let’s find out who the celebs were there.

Dricus Du Plessis, Novak Djokovic and Jason Momoa enjoyed the Rugby finals

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On October 28, the world of sports witnessed a rather funny tale unfolding in finals of the rubgy worldcup between South Africa and New Zealand. In attendance at this momentous occasion were notables such as the esteemed UFC middleweight fighter, Dricus Du Plessis, the adored luminary of Hollywood, Jason Momoa, and the legendary tennis maestro, Novak Djokovic.

Du Plessis, jumped the bandwagon along with his companion, proudly donned matching south African jerseys witness the match as well as show their unwavering support for their  team. As the match unfolded, ‘Stillknocks’ celebrated when South Africa secured a slim 12-11 victory over New Zealand.

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In the particular circumstance, the happy and enraged moment displayed by Du Plessis immediately seized the collective attention of onlookers, inducing a profound sense of admiration. Djokovic was also rendered awestruck while observing the spirited interaction between the UFC combatant and his accompanying comrade. Additionally Du Plessis shared a moment with Momoa by sharing a cup of beer with him.

‘Stillknocks’ has been away from the world of fighting for quite a long time, thanks to his injuries. However, recently the South African native remarked that he would not settle for less than a title shot or a match with Israel Adesanya.

Du Plessis’s way ahead in UFC

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Dricus Du Plessis has been a luminary fighter in the UFC roster. ‘Stillknocks’ is yet to be defeated by anyone in his division. The South African Native was supposed to be the frontrunner for the middleweight title but Chimaev’s entry in the middleweight division has halted most of his aspirations as of now. However, Du Plessis stated that he is not planning to sit idle.

In an interview ‘The MMA Guru’ Du Plessis noted “I think I’m fighting for the belt next. If it doesn’t happen that way, I’m not gonna sit and sulk about it. But, I’m not gonna beg for a title shot. That’s not what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna fight and win and beat people for a title shot…The first thing I thought of when they started talking about doing the Khamzat contender. I just went, alright, well, the next best thing, which I believe the fight will be bigger in terms of numbers, is me vs. Adesanya. I would love that fight.”

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Suryakant Das is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. Combining his wealth of experience as a news writer and content lead with his passion for all things MMA, Suryakant brings a unique blend of reliable reporting and stylistic storytelling to his readers. His favorite fighter is Charles Oliveira, and he draws inspiration from the Brazilian MMA star’s underdog to world champion story for his own aspirations in life.
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