Recap of UFC 290 featuring Conor McGregor’s congratulatory tweet, Dana White’s opinion on the Israel Adesanya-Dricus Du Plessis altercation, and Khamzat Chimaev’s potential next opponent.
|Conor McGregor congratulates South Africa after Dricus Du Plessis’s win
|Dana White opined on the remarks during the Israel Adesanya-Dricus Du Plessis altercation
|Khamzat Chimaev’s coach hints at who might be his next opponent
With the recent conclusion of UFC 290 , it’s quite expected that the world of MMA will be bustling with a number of noteworthy headlines. Due to lack of time, a sizable portion of MMA fans may find it challenging to stay updated about those incidents. Hence, we are here with our MMA news roundup yet again to keep them informed about the most noteworthy MMA world events from the previous day. Today, after starting off with Conor McGregor’s congratulatory tweet for entire South Africa, we’ll also look at the UFC boss, Dana White’s opinion about the slurs thrown during the post-match altercation between Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis. Lastly, we’ll know about who might be the first Middleweight opponent of the famed Khamzat Chimaev to wrap things up for the day.
Conor McGregor congratulates South Africa after Dricus Du Plessis’s win
Dricus Du Plessis stunned numerous UFC fans with his exceptional in-octagon prowess at the UFC 290 . ‘Stillknocks’ scored a dominant second-round KO victory over his former Middleweight champion opponent, Robert Whittaker. The South African native also faced off and had an altercation with the current Middleweight champ, Israel Adesanya, post his superb victory. Like a lot of other fans, the noted UFC icon, Conor McGregor, was also impressed by Du Plessis’ victory. He took to his Twitter account and put out a congratulatory tweet for the entire country of ‘Stillknocks’. McGregor’s tweet read, “Huge congrats to South African MMA and South Africa, period! That is an incredible win for them inside the UFC’s Octagon! Title fight next for sure! Let’s go S.A.”
Dana White opined on the remarks during the Israel Adesanya-Dricus Du Plessis altercation
The “real African” feud between Dricus Du Plessis and Israel Adesanya assumed a whole new level at the UFC 290 . The former’s UFC 290 victory had the current UFC Middleweight champ, ‘Izzy’ making his way into the octagon and also getting into a heated altercation with Du Plessis. The remarks made by Izzy during the same might sound a bit harsh to a few fans since it contained the n-word. But the UFC boss, Dana White, wasn’t really bothered about these remarks. While at the UFC 290 post-event press conference, White answered a question about the same, stating, “Who gives a s***? I could care less. This is the fight business. Israel Adesanya can say whatever he wants to say. Who gives as sht why? Are people b****** about that? Of course. They are. Too f****** bad.”
Khamzat Chimaev’s coach hints at who might be his next opponent
UFC fans have been waiting for the ferocious UFC star Khamzat Chimaev’s next bout for about 10 months now. It’s been quite a while since Dana White revealed ‘Borz’s’ move up to Middleweight. But the fans are yet to hear any information about Chimaev’s first Middleweight opponent to date. Amid such a situation, a slip from the Chechnyan native’s coach gave out a huge hint to the fans about Chimaev’s next opponent. Chimaev’s coach Azamat Dugulubgov shared an Instagram story while he was waiting for his flight after viewing the UFC 290 . His story showcased him watching a bout while he also mentioned, “Already studying the next opponent for the Borz”. Although Dugulubgov tried to hide the fighters on the screen showcased in his story, one of the MMA-covering Twitter pages was quick to pick it out that it was the recent UFC Vegas 75 victor, Jared Cannonier. The tweet revealing this fact came from an account named, ‘Anderson Gold’. With even Chimaev reposting his coach’s story, do you believe that this hypothesis about his next opponent will finally materialize?