Dricus du Plessis

The aftermath of the cage-side brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 296 continues to ripple through the MMA world.

Du Plessis has now taken a jab at Strickland’s punching power, mocking him on social media following their unexpected physical altercation in Las Vegas.

Du Plessis tweeted, “Now I understand why you have a 33% finish rate, you hit like a girl, also 20 January the security won’t be there to save your life when I’m on top.”

This taunt adds another layer of intrigue to their already heated rivalry leading up to their January 20th showdown at UFC 297.

The brawl, which saw Strickland leap over seats to engage with Du Plessis, has been the subject of much discussion.

Video footage from the event showed a chaotic scene, with UFC security swiftly intervening to separate the fighters. Strickland’s ejection from the arena only heightened the drama.

This incident has raised questions about the UFC’s decision-making, particularly in seating arrangements.

Renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani weighed in, questioning the wisdom of placing such volatile opponents in close proximity: “Considering how volatile the presser was, why in the world would you sit those two guys so close to each other?”

The tension between Strickland and Du Plessis had been simmering since their confrontational press conference, where Du Plessis made personal remarks about Strickland’s family history.

Strickland’s response, a physical altercation at UFC 296, only escalated the situation.

Fans are now eagerly anticipating their upcoming fight, wondering if it will live up to the intense animosity that has been brewing.

As the MMA community debates the implications of the brawl and its impact on the sport’s image, the focus now shifts to their January matchup.

Will Strickland’s aggression translate into a victory, or will Du Plessis’ confidence and taunts give him the upper hand? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain – UFC 297 is set to be a highly charged event.

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