“Who the f**k is this crackhead”: UFC champ Israel Adesanya rips Dricus Du Plessis ahead of speculated title bout

The feud between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and his rival Dricus du Plessis is intensifying with each passing day. The verbal spat between the two fighters has reached a boiling point, and it seems like there’s no end in sight.

In a recent interview, Adesanya criticized du Plessis for “creating a divide” and launched into an expletive-laden tirade against him, signaling just how personal this rivalry has become.

During the post-fight press conference at UFC 287, Adesanya did not hold back in his verbal assault on du Plessis. Vowing to “drag his carcass across South Africa” if they ever meet in the Octagon.

The heated exchange between the two fighters has generated significant buzz among MMA fans. With many eagerly anticipating a potential showdown between the bitter rivals.

It remains to be seen whether this feud will continue to escalate or if the fighters will eventually find a way to bury the hatchet.

The root of the animosity between the two fighters originates from du Plessis’ recent remarks about former African champions, whom he labeled “Fake Champions.”

In contrast, he touted himself as the sole legitimate African fighter capable of claiming the UFC championship title.

‘The Last Stylebender’ takes pride in his African heritage and considers himself a prominent ambassador of the continent in the UFC, so these comments did not sit well with him.

In a recent appearance on the Ramble Young Man Ramble podcast. Israel didn’t hold back in his criticism of ‘Stillknocks’, taking aim at his rival with pointed remarks.

“I’m gonna take him to school in octagon and not history because what he’s doing is creating divide you can knowing your history. I have never questioned him as an African because yeah, you were born in South Africa, of course you’re an African.”

Israel Adesanya has a lackluster response to Whittaker vs Dricus

As the middleweight title eliminator fight between Dricus du Plessis and Robert Whittaker approaches. Israel has his eyes fixed on the highly anticipated showdown scheduled for UFC 290 on July 8.

Israel Adesanya posing with his belts

‘The Last Stylebender’ has been vocal about his support for one of the fighters and is eagerly anticipating the outcome of the bout. As it could determine his future opponent.

Du Plessis, on the other hand, is exuding confidence in his abilities and has promised to silence his critics during the International Fight Week event.

The South African fighter has taken to social media to express his determination to put on a show and prove his worth in the octagon. Fans are eagerly anticipating the showdown between these two fighters.

Robert and Dricus are both known for their explosive striking and grappling skills. And fans are hoping for an action-packed fight that lives up to the hype.

What are your thoughts regarding the recent developments in the UFC middleweight title picture? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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