It appears that Dricus du Plessis is on the brink of another significant opportunity, possibly securing a slot on the momentous UFC 300 event.
According to UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa, there’s a push from du Plessis’ management to arrange a matchup between the South African champion and Israel Adesanya for the historic pay-per-view. Discussing potential fights on a recent episode of UFC LIVE, Chiesa shared his thoughts on the possibility of this title bout materializing:
“I would like to see him [Israel Adesanya] fight Dricus du Plessis. I have the same agent as Dricus du Plessis, and I think that they’re trying to make [du Plessis vs. Adesanya] happen. [du Plessis] does have a compromised leg from the fight, maybe working on a new contract.”
Chiesa’s perspective carries weight, especially considering recent hints dropped by Adesanya himself about a comeback at the landmark pay-per-view.
Furthermore, after his victory over Sean Strickland at UFC 297, du Plessis directed attention toward Adesanya during his post-fight interview, which prompted a response from the former middleweight champion on social media.
Given their past exchanges regarding their African heritage, there’s an intriguing narrative surrounding this potential matchup. With UFC 300 still lacking a headliner, du Plessis vs. Adesanya could be the solution.
Nevertheless, there are also murmurs circulating about ‘The Last Stylebender’ potentially pursuing a trilogy bout against current light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira.