Dricus Du Plessis Forgives Sean Strickland for UFC 296 Brawl

“Dricus Du Plessis” says he’s got no beef with “Sean Strickland” after their recent spat. It’s all water under the bridge, apparently.

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“Stillknocks” is all set to take on Strickland for the middleweight title. The big showdown is scheduled for UFC 297 on Jan. 20 in Toronto. The two had a bit of a verbal tussle during the UFC’s seasonal press conference in Las Vegas. It was all in the name of promoting upcoming events, of course.

But things got a bit heated. Strickland and Du Plessis were seated a bit too close for comfort at UFC 296. One thing led to another, and before you know it, fists were flying. Strickland was seen leaping over chairs to get at Du Plessis. Security had to step in and escort Strickland out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But Du Plessis insists he’s not sore about it. He reckons Strickland did what any “real man” would’ve done in his shoes.

“I was totally cool with it,” Du Plessis said on “The Coach and the Casual” podcast. “I wasn’t mad. I was just having a good time. Security told me to chill out, and I was like, ‘I’m as chill as I can be. What more do you want from me?'”

He’s got no hard feelings towards Strickland. “He’s a real man. I said it, and he showed that [at UFC 296]. He stood up for himself. That’s what a real man does,” Du Plessis added.

Did Strickland act like a champ? Probably not. But at the end of the day, they’re fighters, not footballers or sprinters. It’s in their DNA.

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