‘Dricus, they don’t know what we know’ – Goats

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In an interview with Dricus du Plessis, Jim Hamilton labeled the South African mixed martial artist as the “Springbok” of the UFC.

And one can understand why the former Scottish rugby player says this.

Because just like the Springboks, Du Plessis doesn’t just throw in the towel, he doesn’t hesitate to work hard and he has the unprecedented ability to surprise friend and foe alike.

Additionally, his Ultimate Fighting Championship title dream is within reach when he fights Sean Strickland for the middleweight crown in Toronto on January 20th.

Now some of South Africa’s Rugby World Cup winners have wished him well in his upcoming battle.

“Nice Dricus, good luck mate. They don’t know what we know,” shared Willie le Roux on social media.

The Springbok full-back urged South Africans to support Du Plessis.

“We stand behind you and we support you; just like you supported us. Good luck that way dude. We can’t wait to see you.”

Ox Nche and Jesse Kriel also sent messages.

“Good luck with your title fight. The whole country stands firmly behind you. Good luck my friend, look good!” Kriel said.

For his part, Du Plessis also had a special message ready for his supporters: He is going to do what he promised; he is going to give his best to bring home the UFC middleweight title.

Well-known UFC commentator Joe Rogan actually summed things up perfectly after the South African steamrolled Robert Whittaker in UFC290.

“Dricus du Plessis is an armored car and no one can afford to be skeptical about him or underestimate him anymore. He has now earned his place on the mountain peak – we have a world title fight waiting for us.”

Du Plessis’ path to possible UFC glory:

October 10, 2020: Beat Markus Perez

July 10, 2021: Beat Trevin Giles

July 2, 2022: Beat Brad Tavares

December 10, 2022: Beat Darren Till

March 4, 2023: Beat Derek Brunson

July 8, 2023: Beat Robert Whittaker.