Dricus Du Plessis reacts to Sean Strickland’s death threats

Dricus Du Plessis shares his thoughts on the threats received by Sean Strickland.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dricus Du Plessis reacts to Sean Strickland’s death threats
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Sean Strickland unleashed his dark side again; in a recent video, he threatened to stab Dricus Du Plessis if he ever brought up anything related to the abusive childhood he had. Both fighters have taken things very personally, and it does not seem to be a marketing strategy anymore.

As an obvious response, Dricus Du Plessis was shocked, but he wanted Strickland to know that he could defend himself and that involving a knife wouldn’t be of any help.

Dricus Du Plessis on Sean Strickland’s threatening message

During the recent UFC 297 media day, Dricus Du Plessis reacted to Sean Strickland’s threats.

“That’s pretty intense,” Du Plessis said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I don’t know the legislation around here, but that seems like Team Strickland needs to step in and check their boy.

When this whole thing occurred where he said, ‘If you do this again.’ He said he’d kill me. He didn’t say stab me. When he said kill, I said, ‘OK, he’s probably going to shoot me then.’ But when I saw a knife I said, ‘No, that’s not going to work.

You won’t touch me with that knife. I’ll knock you out way before you get to stab me.’

Dricus Du Plessis on his final goal

“Am I scared that he self-sabotages this fight? Sure. That is something I’ve thought about, that he’d maybe try anything to get out of it.

But no, no, no. For me, right now the last press conference was winning on the mic. That was winning against Sean Strickland at his own game. Right now this week, where we’re at, I’m not here to do that. I’m here to be the middleweight champion of the world.

My focus is on fighting and not making jokes or getting the crowd to laugh. That’s not why I’m here. I already won that battle. I won. Right now the battle is the one coming Saturday night”.

Sean Strickland