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The Real African Debate – Dricus Du Plessis Reflects on Clown Behaviour by Champion Israel Adesanya



Did Israel Adesanya embarrass himself in front of Dricus Du Plessis?

Did Israel Adesanya embarrass himself in front of Dricus Du Plessis? The aftermath of Dricus du Plessis’ impressive knockout victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 290 took a controversial turn when Israel Adesanya launched into a racially-charged tirade directed at his upcoming title challenger. Per the Daily Mail, Du Plessis stunned the crowd with his dominant performance, stopping Whittaker in just two rounds. As the cameras cut to Adesanya in the audience, tensions escalated as he entered the cage, standing ominously behind Du Plessis. The exchange quickly turned heated and racially charged, with Adesanya using derogatory language towards Du Plessis.

See the confrontation below:

The long-standing feud between Adesanya and Du Plessis, fueled by their differing African heritage, resurfaced during the confrontation. Adesanya referred to Du Plessis as his “African brother” before launching into a tirade, using racial slurs to mock his opponent. Du Plessis swiftly hit back, urging Adesanya to stop the behaviour. The verbal altercation continued, highlighting the deep divide between the fighters regarding their African identities.


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In response to the incident, Du Plessis questioned Adesanya’s actions. He asked what he would say to everybody in New Zealand. Adesanya, who settled in New Zealand at a young age, expressed his confidence in an easy victory and claimed a deep connection to his African roots, dismissing the need for a DNA test.

The controversy surrounding the confrontation has raised questions about Adesanya’s conduct and whether he embarrassed himself in front of Du Plessis. Adesanya’s derogatory language and racial overtones have sparked a debate about sportsmanship and respect within the UFC community.

Despite the heated exchange, the focus now shifts to the upcoming title fight between Adesanya and Du Plessis, scheduled for September 10 at UFC 293 in Sydney. This highly anticipated clash will determine the world title holder in their weight division.

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Du Plessis, hailing from Pretoria, South Africa, has been a vocal proponent of African representation in the UFC. He has challenged the African heritage of fighters like Adesanya, Francis Ngannou, and Kamaru Usman, highlighting his African upbringing and training. Du Plessis solidified his position as a rising star in the sport with his recent victory over Whittaker.

Du Plessis expressed gratitude for sharing the cage with a renowned fighter like Whittaker. The knockout victory has propelled him into the pound-for-pound rankings, further establishing his credibility as a formidable contender.

As the MMA community awaits the title fight between Adesanya and Du Plessis, questions linger about the implications of the aggressive incident and the impact it may have on the upcoming match. The controversial exchange has highlighted the importance of sportsmanship and respectful behaviour within the UFC and the wider combat sports community.

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