Robert Whitakker confident of beating Dricus Du Plessis in a rematch

Robert Whitakker wants to fight Dricus Du Plessis for a rematch.

by Aryan Lakhani
Robert Whitakker confident of beating Dricus Du Plessis in a rematch
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Dricus Du Plessis was successful in securing a vicious second-round knockout win against Robert Whittaker, and the bitter taste of defeat still seems to be bothering him.

However, Whitakker firmly believes in his fighting skills and abilities and can foresee a dominating win against Du Plessis if they ever fight again.

Whitaker observed and admitted that he underestimated Dricus Du Plessis as an opponent and won’t repeat the same mistake if they ever clash in the future. Robert Whittaker wants another chance to prove that he can beat Dricus Du Plessis.

A few highlight-worthy wins are all he needs to get the desired rematch. Robert Whittaker is set to face Paulo Costa at UFC 298, which is scheduled to take place on 18th February. It is a crucial fight for both fighters, as a win will strengthen their chances of fighting for the title.

Robert Whittaker on fighting Dricus Du Plessis for a rematch

During the recent pre-fight press conference, Robert Whittaker expressed his eagerness to fight Dricus Du Plessis for a rematch. “Dricus is a hungry guy, man,” Whittaker said, as quoted by

“You saw in his last fight, and I think I underestimated that hunger. I still believe I beat him nine times out of 10. I still believe I’m a better fighter than he is, that I have a better skill set than he does.

But mate: big strong guy that’s hungry and willing to leave it all there? You need to match that. I feel like I didn’t do that in that last fight.He’s definitely on a list that I want to run it back with,I just didn’t turn up last time.

Like I said, nine times out of 10 I beat him, and I think next time we cross paths, it’s going to be one of those nine times”.