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Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya targeted for UFC 300 as per Michael Chiesa

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon04 February 2024

As anticipation builds for the landmark UFC 300 event, discussions surrounding potential headliners have included names like Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Adding to the speculation, Israel Adesanya recently stirred the excitement by sharing an Instagram story featuring a poster from the iconic movie '300,' hinting at his possible involvement in the April card.

The social media post quickly garnered attention among fight enthusiasts, prompting reactions from within the UFC community. During a recent UFC live show, Michael Chiesa engaged in a discussion about Adesanya's Instagram story and the potential matchups for UFC 300. Chiesa, alongside hosts Dan Hellie and Rashad Evans, explored the possibilities, including a potential clash between Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis.

Chiesa, who shares the same management as Du Plessis, revealed insights into the ongoing efforts by Team DDP to organize a bout against Adesanya at UFC 300. He expressed, "I have the same agent as Dricus Du Plessis, and I think that they’re trying to make [Du Plessis vs Adesanya] happen. [Dricus] does have a compromised leg, maybe working on a new contract. But for me as a fan, I would like to see Adesanya fighting Dricuss Du Plessis.”

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The conversation then extended to the debate over Adesanya's potential opponents, weighing between Light Heavyweight champion Alex Pereira and Middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis, with whom Adesanya shares a history of animosity.

As UFC 300 draws near, the speculation surrounding the main event continues to intensify, leaving fans eager to see how the matchups unfold and who ultimately takes center stage in this historic event.


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