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Chil Sonnen shares his thoughts on the intense confrontation between Adesanya and Du Plessis

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen provided some much needed analysis. Sonnen maintained that Du Plessis never touched on race. Although there are comments regarding nationality. Some of the allegations attributed to Du Plessis were simply untrue, and it’s unfair to misrepresent someone’s words, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like race.


Sonnen shed light on what happened during that intense encounter. It became clear that Du Plessis had been sent back, realizing that Adesanya did not fully understand his intentions. Du Plessis simply wanted the match and didn’t expect the racing narrative that people were trying to force on him. It is necessary to recognize the truth and avoid misinterpretations.

Chil Sonnen shares his thoughts on the intense confrontation between Adesanya and Du Plessis

Du Plessis scored an incredible knockout against Robert Whitaker in the second round, and got a shot at the UFC title against The Last Stylebender later this year. Du Plessis is in the midst of celebrating his well deserved victory and, out of nowhere, Adesanya steps into the Octagon. He got up close and personal with Du Plessis. Things heated up very quickly as Adesanya started hurling volleys of insults at his oncoming opponent.

How did it all get to this point? Du Plessis had made some comments about Adesanya’s African heritage. He wished to be recognized as the “real” African hero. Unfortunately, fans and the media twisted his words, turning this highly anticipated fight into an unnecessary fight over race. Instead of focusing on determining the best middleweight fighter in the world.

During the confrontation after Du Plessis’ fight against Robert Whittaker. Adesanya took the racial narrative and ran with it, believing Du Plessis purposely made it about race. Dricus Du Plessis never intended it to be about race. His goal was simply to win the title and prove himself as a top-tier fighter. It is necessary to separate fact from fiction.

Adesanya to defend his title against Du Plessis at UFC 293 in September. Du Plessis has a relatively short time to recover and prepare for the biggest fight of his career. But in the world of MMA, anything can happen.

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