UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and No.1-ranked competitor Dricus Du Plessis have actually been participated in a war of words given that the start of the year. The stress reached a boiling point at UFC 290, where Du Plessis scored a knockout triumph over Robert Whittaker. This conflict apparently established a match in between Adesanya and Du Plessis, however it now appears that the South African fighter will not be all set to fight at UFC 293 in September. Adesanya revealed his disappointment with Du Plessis backing out and called him out for being frightened. He cautioned Du Plessis to continue his training since he has something in shop for him.
In addition to the Adesanya-Du Plessis fight, there is likewise a prospective rematch developing in between Adesanya and his competitor Alex Pereira. The 2 fighters have actually a history from their time at Glory Kickboxing and have combated two times in the UFC with one win each. After Pereira effectively went up to light heavyweight and beat Jan Blachowicz, he revealed his desire for a trilogy fight with Adesanya at middleweight. Pereira thinks that it would be reasonable to settle the rating in a middleweight clash.
Overall, stress are high in the middleweight department of the UFC with continuous fights in between Adesanya and both Du Plessis and Pereira. Fans will need to wait and see if these matches emerge and if the fighters can support their words in the octagon.