In the aftermath of Dricus Du Plessis’ impressive victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 290, Israel Adesanya shares his experience and emotions leading up to their intense faceoff. Adesanya admits that he hadn’t planned what he would say to Du Plessis, but his mindset quickly shifted as the confrontation approached.
Adesanya also acknowledges a sense of responsibility for the outcome, as he had manifested it and put in the necessary work to make it a reality. Expressing empathy, he feels sorry for those who don’t tap into these possibilities that are constantly available to them.
Recalling the moment, Adesanya exclaims, “I just lost my mind!” He reveals that he had been encouraging Du Plessis throughout the fight, providing positive affirmations and urging him to move forward. Adesanya’s excitement and enthusiasm were unleashed when the victory finally materialized.
While a title defense against Du Plessis is expected, the bout has yet to be officially announced and might take place in September at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia.
Following Du Plessis’ significant win, Adesanya entered the octagon and delivered a passionate promo that received mixed reactions. Reflecting on this, Adesanya remarks, “It’s funny how, after my previous fight, people praised my post-fight speech as the best in the company’s history, yet when I grabbed the microphone after his fight, some found it cringe or a bad look. Regardless, I evoke emotions. Love me or hate me, I make you feel something. I speak from the heart and the gut. That’s intriguing to me.”
Adesanya clarifies that he isn’t trying to be a certain way; he simply makes things happen and wants to leave an impact. He asserts that Du Plessis will feel his presence, not just his energy. Adesanya describes the switch he felt within himself, where the beast comes out, and he intends to make Du Plessis truly feel him.
Despite his personal sentiments about the upcoming fight, Adesanya gives credit to Du Plessis for his hard work and securing the victory. While many underestimated Du Plessis, Adesanya admits that he specifically chose him as an opponent, proving his confidence in the South African fighter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 win
What event is being discussed in this text?
The event being discussed in this text is UFC 290.
Who is Israel Adesanya?
Who did Dricus Du Plessis defeat at UFC 290?
Dricus Du Plessis defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 290.
What did Israel Adesanya feel after Du Plessis’ victory?
Israel Adesanya felt a shift in his mindset and became excited after Du Plessis’ victory. He described it as “losing his mind.”
When is Israel Adesanya expected to defend his title against Du Plessis?
Israel Adesanya is expected to defend his title against Dricus Du Plessis, possibly in September at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia.
How did people react to Israel Adesanya’s post-fight speech?
The reaction to Israel Adesanya’s post-fight speech was mixed. Some people praised it as the best in the history of the company, while others found it cringe-worthy or a bad look.
What does Israel Adesanya mean by saying, “I just make sh** happen”?
Israel Adesanya means that he takes action and creates opportunities for himself. He believes in making things happen rather than waiting for them to happen.
Why does Israel Adesanya want Dricus Du Plessis to “feel him”?
Israel Adesanya wants Dricus Du Plessis to experience his presence and the intensity he brings to their upcoming fight. He wants to make a strong impression on his opponent.
Was Dricus Du Plessis considered an underdog in his fight against Robert Whittaker?
Yes, Dricus Du Plessis was considered an underdog in his fight against Robert Whittaker. Not many people expected him to win, but Israel Adesanya specifically chose him as an opponent.
More about UFC 290 win
- UFC official website
- Israel Adesanya’s YouTube channel
- Dricus Du Plessis’ UFC profile
- UFC 290 event details (Please note that the specific event details for UFC 290 are not available as of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021. Please refer to the UFC official website for the latest updates on events.)
- Robert Whittaker’s UFC profile
- UFC 293 event details (Please note that the specific event details for UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia are not available as of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021. Please refer to the UFC official website for the latest updates on events.)