Dricus Du Plessis says Sean Strickland admitted defeat after their middleweight title fight at UFC 297 went the distance.
Strickland modified into having a stumble on to defend his title for the first time against Du Plessis and their extremely anticipated bout resulted in a support-and-forth scrap. When the closing bell rang many had been torn on who obtained, because it seemingly came all the vogue down to the 2d spherical.
In the stay, two of the three judges scored the bout for Dricus Du Plessis who obtained the fight by spoil up resolution. Since then, Sean Strickland has taken to social media and claimed he obtained the fight. Nonetheless, talking on Substantial Sport podcast Du Plessis says the gentle champ told him in the Octagon that he lost.
“He came to me in the cage, I believe right here’s the first time publicly I’ll bid this, he came to me in the cage appropriate earlier than they announced me as the novel champion. I went to him and I shook his hand, and I mentioned, ‘You’re a warrior, smartly carried out, modified into a colossal fight’. And he mentioned, ‘No, you positively beat me.’ He mentioned to me, ‘You deserve it, you obtained that fight, you beat me.’ I mentioned, I additionally think so. I in actuality wish to accept as true with you on that. After I obtained the fight. It’s seemingly you’ll perhaps gape in his face, he knew.”
Dricus Du Plessis additionally believes that when the ref had each and each of their fingers, Sean Strickland seemed defeated attributable to he knew he lost the fight.
Clearly, there just will not be the form of thing as a proof Strickland did bid that in the Octagon, and all his feedback since the fight gain made it clear that he thinks he obtained. Nonetheless, basically based on Du Plessis that’s all a lie as after the fight Strickland admitted he lost the scrap.
Regardless, it modified into an especially shut fight, nonetheless the two obtained’t be running it support. As an alternative, Du Plessis has turned into his consideration to Israel Adesanya and having his first title protection against the gentle champ. Strickland, meanwhile, has no longer mentioned when or who he’s having a stumble on to return.
Nonetheless, if Du Plessis can gain previous Adesanya and Strickland can salvage a fight, almost definitely they fling it support and resolve the ranking as soon as and for all.
With the salvage over Sean Strickland at UFC 297, Dricus Du Plessis improved to 21-2 as a official and is 7-0 in the UFC. In his occupation, he additionally holds essential wins over Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson, and Darren Till among others.