More news about the incident that saw Sean Strickland, Dricus du Plessis and others involved in an altercation has emerged one month after it occurred.
The relationship between the middleweights, who have never been close friends, soured after the UFC 2024 season press conference. They were exchanging comments until the comment about the champions’ well-documented trauma as a child hit a nerve.
In a recent interview, Dricus du Plessis recalled the brawl he had with Sean Strickland. The South African explained why it should never have reached this point.
“I adopted his manliness. I asked him directly, “What will you do?” He stood up for himself. It’s the mark of a man. I’m happy for me, and I’m pleased that he is a man.
The way he hit, no cuts were going to occur. I can tell you, I feel it, and the way these shots landed. You’re throwing down some real punches but someone thinks you’re just faking it. That’s bad.
“Stillknocks”, then, spoke about what happened immediately after their fight at UFC 296, which was mentioned above. According to Strickland, the title contender could have had trouble.