Michael Bisping does not support Du Plessis dismissing fight with Khamzat Chimaev

Michael Bisping shares his thoughts on Dricus Du Plessis vs Khamzat Chimaev.

by Aryan Lakhani
Michael Bisping does not support Du Plessis dismissing fight with Khamzat Chimaev
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The UFC middleweight title challenger Dricus Du Plessis recently took the time to address his future goals. Khamat Chimaev was nowhere to be found in Du Plessis's plans for the near future. MMA experts believe Khamzat Chimaev should be next to fight for the middleweight belt, but Dricus Du Plessis does not agree as he thinks Chimaev has yet to earn his opportunity.

Michael Bisping took the time to delve into this topic; he thinks Dricus Du Plessis is wrong about Chimaev, and he shouldn't abandon that fight.

Michael Bisping on Dricus Du Plessis

In a recent YouTube video, Michael Bisping took the time to explain why Dricus Du Plessis shouldn't avoid fighting Khamzat Chimaev.

"He's [Dricus Du Plessis ] talking about fighting Israel Adesanya, and that does make sense," Bisping said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "I feel like I talked about this recently: Dricus Du Plessis, if he does become the champion, there's a lot of options for him right, but No.

1 option is probably Khamzat Chimaev. Yes, Israel Adesanya, there is beef there. They've squared off in the octagon, they've went back and forth, they're both claiming to be the real African and all this type of stuff. There's a lot of hype and promo material for that fight.

However, Israel just came out, he's injured, he's actually attending rehab as we speak".

Bisping explains why Du Plessis should fight Chimaev

"Chimaev is ranked No. 9, OK? And that's probably another reason why Dricus says that he doesn't deserve it, OK, fair enough.

He's ranked No. 9, but he's got a ton of hype. He just beat Kamaru Usman, who yes, was a welterweight, but he was the pound-for-pound No. 1. He was a longtime welterweight champion for many defenses and on top of that Dana said whoever wins, Kamaru or Khamzat, they get to fight for the belt, so there it is there.

Khamzat Chimaev is also undefeated, he's (7-0) in the UFC, and he's a big star right. Khamzat Chimaev gets numbers".

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