‘One Little Sentence And The Man Loses His Mind’

Dricus Du Plessis claims he is now 6-0 in Vegas.

Last night (Sat., Dec. 16, 2023), during the UFC 296 pay-per-view (PPV), which took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Middleweight champion Sean Strickland and Du Plessis, who are scheduled to fight at UFC 297, got into a wild brawl in the crowd (watch it here).

The two Middleweights continued the fight on social media (check it out here).

After the event ended, Du Plessis caught up with reporter Megan Olivi to discuss the brawl.

“I mean, I’m 5-0 in the T Mobile Arena, and tonight it officially became 6-0, so haha, I’m happy with that. You know, getting my money’s worth. But yeah, I mean, it’s probably not a good example. But you know, here we are, things happen. And yeah, nobody got hurt, all is good,” Du Plessis said.

During Friday’s “2024 Seasonal Press Conference” in Vegas (watch HERE), Du Plessis mentioned Strickland’s father being abusive towards him, which unhinged the Middleweight champion and started this heat.

“Stillknocks” doesn’t care about Strickland’s feelings.

“I don’t really care how he feels. I don’t care about him being triggered,” Du Plessis said. “No, he says whatever he wants, and I can say wherever I want. And now there’s one thing that that’s a soft spot, a trigger for him. And now we’re not allowed to say anything? Man, if you want to dish it out, you have to be able to take it, but yeah, the fact that he’s triggered, I don’t give a damn about that.”

As for the upcoming clash between the Middleweights, Du Plessis advised Strickland: to calm down and get composed.

“Yeah, no, not to me [there’s no emotion heading into the fight]. Not at all. You know, right now, he needs to get calm, and he needs to gain his composure. I know I’m not the champ yet, so I shouldn’t be really giving the champ advice, but that would be my advice,” Du Plessis said. “Gather your composure, be calm. You make mistakes when you’re not calm. And I’m calm as a cucumber- the coolest cucumber. I’m feeling absolutely great. And then the fact that he’s triggered only plays to my advantage. I can’t believe how easy it was to mentally trigger him. I thought, yes, Sean Strickland, you know, he’s just bashing everybody, ranting about everything on everybody. And I mean, one little sentence and the man loses his mind. It shows how easily mentally he will be broken.”

Du Plessis and Strickland are set to clash in a little over a month in Toronto, Canada, and the build-up will be insane. Buckle up, Manaiacs.

For complete UFC 296 results, coverage, and highlights, click HERE.

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