Du Plessis ‘excited’ about his Strickland fight


The bragging and the verbal fights are over, so to speak; it’s time for the fists to do the talking in the UFC cage.

South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis will soon fight Sean Strickland of the USA for the Ultimate Fighting Championships middleweight title in Toronto.

And “Stillknocks” were persuaded to run amok in the cage.

“It’s always amazing to look your opponent in the eye. Do I see confidence, or is there a touch of fear?” said Du Plessis in an interview with TNT Sports after he and Strickland met for the last time before the duel.

However, according to the 30-year-old mixed martial artist, it was difficult to determine what was going through his opponent’s mind.

“I could see that he didn’t quite know what to think. However, he is well aware of the fact that I will not back down for him.”

In contrast, Du Plessis is not at all afraid of Strickland; in fact, he is excited to get into the cage.

“I have never been so excited in my life. I stand a chance to become the leading middleweight fighter in the world. It means a lot to me.”

He also promised a quick fight.

“Everything can be over in three rounds. There’s no way it’s going to be a drawn-out story of four or five rounds.”

  • The fight will be broadcast live on SuperSport 4 (DStv channel 209) on Sunday and supporters can move in front of the box from around 05:00.