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Dricus Du Plessis wants to be double champion in the UFC

LockerRoom Team
07 March 2024

After etching his name in the annals of UFC history as the first South African to seize the middleweight championship in January, Dricus du Plessis is already eyeing another conquest - this time in the light heavyweight division. Affectionately known as 'Stillknocks,' du Plessis recently unveiled his ambitions to ascend to a new weight class, but not before fulfilling certain objectives within his current domain.

"I want to be a double champion and I'm going to be a double champion... I'm not cunning now to say I wanna move up light-heavyweight after beating Izzy [Adesanya]," du Plessis asserted, outlining a calculated path toward his potential division switch. "I think it's fair to say defending your belt three times because that's very convincing in taking care of [middleweight] division and then go up to light heavyweight. I'm willing to make that happen."

Despite his sights set on the light heavyweight horizon, du Plessis remains focused on cementing his reign at 185 pounds, where he boasts an unblemished record within the UFC. His dominance in the middleweight division has solidified his status as a formidable force, but the allure of further challenges in the realm of light heavyweight beckons.

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Looking ahead, du Plessis recognizes the physical disparities he may encounter in the higher weight class. "So for me, going up, I know I’m not going to give up a lot of size. Maybe a little height and reach in terms of the light heavyweights," he acknowledged.

As du Plessis continues to carve his legacy in the UFC, fight fans eagerly anticipate his journey toward potentially becoming a two-division champion, with his recent triumphs serving as a testament to his unwavering determination and ambition.

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