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UFC President Dana White Praises Dricus Du Plessis, Promises to Bring UFC to South Africa in 2024
- UFC President Dana White has praised South Africa's Dricus du Plessis ahead of UFC 297
- Du Plessis will fight Sean Strickland for the UFC's Middleweight title in the main event
- White promised to bring the UFC to Africa if the South African beat the American champion
Dana White wants to bring UFC to Africa if Dricus du Plessis wins the Middleweight title.
The UFC’s Chief Executive Officer made the statement while talking up the South African ahead of his upcoming title fight.
Stillknocks will fight Sean Strickland for the Middleweight title in the main event of UFC 297.
Speaking about the upcoming bout, White praised the South African, detailing what makes him a good fighter.
Dana White wants UFC in Africa
After talking up the contender, White then mentioned the plan to bring the promotion to Africa.
“If Dricus becomes world champion, it’s a no-brainer: we go to South Africa. Africa has been on my radar for a long time, and we will definitely get that figured out one way or another this year,” he said.
The full video can be viewed at SuperSport.Com.
Dricus earns championship shot
The South African star has been waiting a long time for his title shot, first earning it in July 2023.
Du Plessis knocked out Robert Whittaker at UFC 290, booking a fight against then-champion Adesanya, Sports Illustrated noted.
Du Plessis then suffered a foot injury and could not face the Nigerian-born New Zealander, paving the way for Strickland to step up.
The American then shocked the world and claimed the belt.
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Brawl breaks out between title contenders
Sports Brief previously reported about the brawl that broke out between Dricus du Plessis and Sean Strickland at UFC 296.
The South African middleweight recently angered the American champion with comments about his childhood.
Strickland couldn’t contain his anger when he saw his challenger and attacked him in the audience at UFC 296.