Israel Adesanya responds to backlash over Dricus Du Plessis confrontation at UFC 290: “If you ain’t my brother, you ain’t African”

By Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya has some choice words for Dricus du Plessis following UFC 290.

Israel Adesanya and Dricus du Plessis

On the main card of UFC 290, Dricus du Plessis scored a massive second-round TKO finish over Robert Whittaker. The win now sets the stage for a middleweight title showdown between Adesanya and du Plessis. Israel Adesanya takes this bout personally, as he and du Plessis have been feuding with racial undertones. It didn’t take long for Israel Adesanya to enter the Octagon and have a heated confrontation with Dricus du Plessis.

Israel Adesanya Piles On Post-UFC 290

This hasn’t changed, as Adesanya recently shared a post from “Unrelearn.”

“Why can’t y’all see that the division started with Dricus? He could’ve said we’ve three great African champion and I can’t wait to join the league of African warriors. But no, he had to stir the pot and talk about being the “real African champion” because he trains and breathes African air, knowing full well his history and simultaneously discounting the real life struggles of other 3 great AFRICAN champions because they live outside African. He’s now acting like he didn’t stir any pot, but we know their games too well. Now, he has to face the dance. I’m sure Kamaru and Francis are counting on Izzy to teach him an ancestral lesson.”


Adesanya then doubled down with another post targeted at his future opponent.

“If you ain’t my brother, you ain’t African!! I will show you where you’re from,” Adesanya wrote.

Adesanya and du Plessis will likely meet at UFC 293 on September 9. That’s a quick turnaround for du Plessis, but he certainly appeared amped about the opportunity for bragging rights over his foe and to be called the top middleweight in the UFC. Fight fans are eagerly awaiting the press conferences and media interviews that are sure to keep the bad blood going.

It seems it’s only matter of time before this one is official.

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