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Dricus Du Plessis will face Alex Pereira in the future for the Middleweight title after he finishes his business as a middleweight.

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Dricus Du Plessis will face Alex Pereira in the future for the Middleweight title after he finishes his business as a middleweight.



Dricus would be delighted to join Alex Pereira, the light heavyweight champion, in the Octagon after settling some business at middleweight.

Du Plessis is stepping into the spotlight of UFC 297 from Scotiabank Arena, Toronto. Du Plessis is out to bring down the reigning middleweight king Sean Strickland. Du Plessis and Strickland appeared together at a press conference on Thursday, hours before their highly anticipated title fight. Alex Pereira (205 lbs) was also present.

With Pereira’s presence looming large at the media scrum, reporters were curious to know if either Strickland or Du Plessis would be interested in challenging ‘Poatan’ should they come out on top on January 20.

Strickland, who already carries a first-round knockout loss to Pereira on his resume, was unusually quiet, but ‘Stillknocks’ happily chimed in.

“100% [I would challenge Pereira],” Du Plessis declared. “100% – after this I have a whole division to take care of before I start thinking of that… Whether it’s him, whether it’s someone else I don’t care. After this division, that’s what I’m after.”



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