Dana White has revealed that he is responsible for the physical altercation between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 296.
The UFC middleweight champ and Du Plessis are gearing up for a big title fight at UFC 297, and tensions are running high. Last week, things got intense during the post-fight press conference when ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Stillknocks’ had a heated exchange. The situation escalated into an all-out brawl when they were seated close to each other cage side at UFC 296.
In the post-fight press conference following UFC 296, Dana admitted that he messed up with the seating plan.
“What kind of an asshole sits Strickland next to Du Plessis? This asshole [Dana pointed at himself], that’s who,” Dana said. “I do every seating assignments every week. How f***ng stupid is that? I mean, seriously. Well, I don’t know what humans you can sit Strickland next to, but definitely not Du Plessis. I don’t even know how I missed that.
“Listen, this is the business we’re in, I say it all the time. Jumped in there, told Strickland to relax, go in the back. He decided to leave, so he left the arena, and Du Plessis is good. We were just literally talking to him right outside the door there. Gentlemen, we are in the fight business.”
Strickland last fought at UFC 293, where he shocked the world by beating Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight title. Du Plessis on the other hand beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 290.
Who do you think will win the middleweight title fight between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 296?