Dricus du Plessis Isn't Backing Down, Responds to Sean Stricklands Threats

Dricus du Plessis Isn't Backing Down, Responds to Sean Stricklands Threats

Liam Lindsay|
January 17, 2024|

The headliner at UFC 297 is an aggressive matchup between the Middleweight Champion and rising contender Dricus du Plessis. At the last press conference, du Plessis came under fire from Strickland and fired right back, discussing Strickland's abusive childhood. Strickland was bothered by these comments, but "Stillknocks" isn't backing down on what he said.

He discussed it. If you're going to say, "Hey kids, you need to be abused more, like I was, "... that's you (Strickland) putting it out there, joking about it. I wasn't joking; I am going to beat the shit out of him.
- Dricus du Plessis

Dricus du Plessis also highlights his respect towards Strickland throughout the press conference. He was also asked about Sean Stricklands' threats towards him, specifically that Sean said he'd stab du Plessis.

You (Strickland) won't touch me with that knife; I'll knock you out way before you stab me.
- Dricus du Plessis

This main event is definitely going to be one to remember. As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know who you think will win this matchup in the comments below.

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