Dricus Du Plessis reveals what he wants next: “It’s about getting that title”

Dricus Du Plessis ready for the challenges ahead.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dricus Du Plessis reveals what he wants next: “It’s about getting that title”
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After securing a comfortable win against Robert Whittaker, Dricus Du Plessis has opened new doors of opportunity in his career. He was originally picked up for the title shot against Israel Adesanya, but he couldn’t confirm his presence due to an injury.

Just like the other top contenders in the middleweight division, Dricus Du Plessis shares the same goal of becoming the middleweight champion of the world, and to fulfil that dream, he is ready to challenge himself against the new champion Sean Strickland.

Du Plessis assures a fight with Israel Adesanya if he successfully beats Sean Strickland.

Dricus Du Plessis on what’s next

In a recent interview with MiddleEasy, Dricus Du Plessis spoke about the next steps he’s willing to take and revealed when he’s willing to fight.

“For me right now, Strickland is the target. That’s how it is for me,” Du Plessis said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I’m not No. 1 contender in the world to fight Adesanya. I’m No. 1 contender in the world to fight Sean Strickland, No.

1 contender in the world to fight for the belt. I don’t care who has the belt. It’s about getting that title”. “The big fight with me and Adesanya is still on the table, It’s still there. We can still capitalize on that because he does deserve a hiding.

He does deserve what’s coming to him from me. How I see this in my mind is I fight Strickland, become the middleweight champion, and the first title defense is against Israel Adesanya at UFC 300. In a perfect world, that’s how I would like it to play out”.

Du Plessis further said: “I would love to actually fight in December, I’ll be ready to go in December. That would give me five fights in the past year, and I’ve been active. I want to stay active as long as I can”.

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