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Israel Adesanya slams Dricus du Plessis for backtracking on previous comments – “Don’t back play the victim”

10 months ago By Sports Desk
Israel Adesanya slams Dricus du Plessis for backtracking on previous comments – “Don’t back play the victim”

Israel Adesanya is unhappy about Dricus du Plessis backtracking on his previous statements about ‘The Last Stylebender’s African origins. The Nigerian-born Kiwi recently went off on ‘Stillknocks’ for backpedaling and took to social media to air his frustration.

For context, du Plessis and Adesanya have been going back and forth on social media and interviews because the South African fighter claimed he was more authentically African than the “Three Kings,” referring to the trio that consists of Israel Adesanya, Francis Ngannou, and Kamaru Usman. 

In a recent interview, du Plessis clarified his statements and claimed he had no intention of bringing race into the conversation. However, Israel Adesanya is having none of it and took to Twitter to post receipts. He posted the South African fighter’s previous post-fight octagon interview and wrote:

“Even if you show them the proof, these n*ggas will believe what they want. Play the victim and run when he was pressed for his words. Lol “Real African”… Gaslighting, imma light him up.”

He followed up with another tweet containing a video compilation of du Plessis’ words. He captioned the video:

“Don’t back play the victim…stand on your original statement. Say it with yo chest n*gga!! I never discredited you as a real African, you tried to discredit 3 Real African UFC Champions. You started this, and I will finish this! That’s not a threat, that’s a promise.  Gbo gbo yin ma ku!” 


Chael Sonnen says Israel Adesanya ‘lost his mind’ in Dricus Du Plessis interaction at UFC 290

In the aftermath of Dricus du Plessis’s massive victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 290, the reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya entered the octagon and shared an intense face-off with the South African. The Nigerian-born Kiwi aggressively called du Plessis the n-word multiple times and reminded him of his origin. 

While their racially heated interaction confused many, former two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen recently claimed that Adesanya’s drive to be the best momentarily caused him to lose his mind. 

In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Sonnen praised Adesanya for not losing his hunger and said:

“Adesanya lost his mind tonight in front of you and it was real and it didn’t have anything to do with money and it did not have anything to do with fame… It was real… He hasn’t let those distractions in. He’s that same hungry guy.”

Sonnen continued:

“For ‘Izzy,’ it’s still about competition. It’s a very interesting mindset that takes extreme discipline. I have never seen anybody come through this sport that has controlled their career more than Israel Adesanya.”

Watch the full video here:

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