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Fighters Respond to Dricus du Plessis’ UFC 290 Victory and Israel Adesanya’s Controversial Outburst

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Dricus du Plessis secured a spot in the UFC middleweight title bout against champion Israel Adesanya with a second-round stoppage of former champion Robert Whittaker.

The evening brought two surprises. The first was Adesanya’s post-fight confrontation with the South African fighter, where he repeatedly used offensive language.

A video capturing the uncomfortable and awkward moment circulated, leading many fighters to express their thoughts on du Plessis’ upset win and the potential du Plessis vs. Adesanya fight.

Conor McGregor tweeted, “Huge congrats to South African MMA and South Africa, period! That is an incredible win for them inside the UFC’s Octagon! Title fight next for sure! Let’s go S.A ❤️”

Belal Muhammad shared a meme, attributing the victory to Adesanya’s influence, and Paulo Costa tweeted, “And For the Africa title.”

Ben Askren simply stated, “Put Izzy in the cage already,” while Terrance McKinney expressed his surprise at du Plessis’ strength, tweeting, “Damn I did not expect that Dricus is one powerful human being.”

Casey O’Neill showed excitement for a fight between Israel and du Plessis, writing, “Israel vs. DDP! Lessgooo Australia #UFC290,” and Alan Jouban called for du Plessis to receive a title shot, saying, “That man just earned his respect! Give him a title shot! #UFC290”

In a lighthearted tone, Derek Brunson humorously asked for Lance Armstrong’s expertise as a cardio coach. Kenny Florian praised du Plessis’ gritty performance and believed it warranted a title shot, while Lando Vannata expressed disappointment in Robert Whittaker’s loss.

Damien Brown predicted that Adesanya would make du Plessis look insignificant despite his victory, and Max Holloway, Sodiq Yusuff, and Vince Morales chimed in with their reactions.

Lando Vannata voiced his opinion that du Plessis’ unorthodox style and ground game could defeat Adesanya, and Sean Strickland expressed his frustration with the outcome, saying, “Well, that was depressing… Well, looks like we wait….”

Alan Jouban, a fan of Adesanya, criticized his outburst, stating, “Wow… such a fan of Izzy, but that wasn’t a good look, and if anything, it shows du Plessis is in his head already. Needs to correct that before fight time. #UFC290”

Pannie Kianzad and Gerald Meerschaert found the situation cringe-worthy, with the latter remarking that the incident wouldn’t be suitable for pre-fight promotion.

Ben Askren concluded the reactions by criticizing the refereeing decision.

Note: Some tweets and comments have been omitted to maintain clarity and relevancy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC reactions

Q: What was the outcome of the UFC 290 fight between Dricus du Plessis and Robert Whittaker?

A: Dricus du Plessis secured a victory over Robert Whittaker with a second-round stoppage, setting up a UFC middleweight title showdown with champion Israel Adesanya.

Q: How did fighters react to Dricus du Plessis’ win and Israel Adesanya’s outburst?

A: Fighters had mixed reactions to the events. Some congratulated du Plessis on his impressive win and expressed excitement for the potential title fight. Others criticized Adesanya’s controversial post-fight confrontation with du Plessis and suggested that it showed du Plessis already had a mental edge.

Q: What did Conor McGregor and other fighters say about the fight?

A: Conor McGregor congratulated South African MMA and expressed support for du Plessis, while other fighters like Belal Muhammad and Paulo Costa also shared positive sentiments. Various fighters expressed their anticipation for the du Plessis vs. Adesanya matchup.

Q: Did the outburst affect opinions on the potential fight between du Plessis and Adesanya?

A: Yes, some fighters believed that Adesanya’s outburst showed that du Plessis was already in his head, which could impact the upcoming fight. However, opinions were divided, and others still considered Adesanya the favorite in the potential matchup.

Q: Were there any concerns about the use of offensive language during the confrontation?

A: Yes, several fighters and fans expressed discomfort and considered Adesanya’s use of offensive language during the confrontation as cringe-worthy. They noted that it might not be suitable for pre-fight promotion or contribute positively to the build-up of the fight.

Q: What were some other notable reactions from the fighters?

A: Some fighters praised du Plessis’ strength and unorthodox style, while others expressed disappointment in Robert Whittaker’s loss. Ben Askren humorously requested a cardio coach, and Derek Brunson jokingly mentioned Lance Armstrong. Overall, there was a range of reactions from the fighters involved.

More about UFC reactions

  • UFC 290 Fight Highlights: Link
  • Dricus du Plessis’ Official UFC Profile: Link
  • Israel Adesanya’s Official UFC Profile: Link
  • Conor McGregor’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Belal Muhammad’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Paulo Costa’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Ben Askren’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Terrance McKinney’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Casey O’Neill’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Alan Jouban’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Kenny Florian’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Lando Vannata’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Derek Brunson’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Max Holloway’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Sodiq Yusuff’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Vince Morales’ Twitter Profile: Link
  • Pannie Kianzad’s Twitter Profile: Link
  • Gerald Meerschaert’s Twitter Profile: Link

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BelalMuhammadFan July 9, 2023 - 8:58 am

big congrats to du Plessis! south african mma represent! title fight next, no doubt. #UFC290

KennyFlorianFan July 9, 2023 - 10:53 am

du Plessis earned his respect, gotta give him that title shot! #UFC290

ConorMcGregorFan July 9, 2023 - 10:59 am

wow that was an amazin win for du Plessis! he’s got mad power. title fight next!! #ufc290

AskrenFan July 9, 2023 - 2:42 pm

put izzy in the cage already! can’t wait for the showdown. #DricusvsAdesanya

TerranceMcKinneyFan July 9, 2023 - 5:14 pm

damn, did not see that comin! dricus is a beast. #UFC290

fightfan89 July 9, 2023 - 5:43 pm

izzy’s outburst was uncool tbh. du Plessis already in his head? gonna be a crazy fight! #DricusvsAdesanya

MaxHollowayFan July 9, 2023 - 9:17 pm

100% air du plessis is legit! gonna be a great fight against izzy. #DricusvsAdesanya

MMAfanatic July 9, 2023 - 11:28 pm

so excited for du Plessis vs. Adesanya! gonna be a WAR! #UFC290

LandoVannataFan July 10, 2023 - 3:53 am

bobby knuckles losing hurts, man. but du Plessis got some serious skill. #UFC290


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