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Dricus du Plessis puts fight with title rival Israel Adesanya on ice: ‘You’re summoned when I say you’re summoned’


Linked with an August comeback against former champion, Israel Adesanya later this summer at UFC 305, defending middleweight titleholder, Dricus du Plessis maintains that when he wants to “summon” the former to share the Octagon with him – he will do so, following a failed pairing at UFC 300 this weekend. 

du Plessis, the current undisputed middleweight champion, won divisional spoils back in January atop UFC 297, handing common-foe, Sean Strickland a controversial split decision defeat in the pair’s grudge fight.

Dricus du Plessis taunts Israel Adesanya into UFC title fight be a man of your word and let's do this
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Adesanya is a City Kickboxing mainstay. He hasn’t competed in the championship since last September. Strickland won the fight, and the decision was shocking.

Vetoing a potential UFC 300 title fight with the Nigerian-Kiwi this weekend as he continues to deal with lingering injuries from his fight with Strickland, Pretoria native, du Plessis is targeted to fight Adesanya in Perth as soon as August – with the pair potentially lined up to take main event honors at UFC 305. 

Dricus du Plessis vows to “summon” Israel Adesanya when he wants

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