Dricus du Plessis Explains Why Fighters Should Thank Conor McGregor

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Dricus du Plessis suggests that fighters should be thankful to Conor McGregor for his contributions to the sport.

McGregor is set to make a highly anticipated return to the UFC next month after a three-year absence. His last fight ended prematurely due to a leg injury suffered in his trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Many fans and professionals think the Irishman is way past his prime and he’ll get whopped by Michael Chandler at UFC 303.

McGregor is also often trolled for being a shell of his old self. However, du Plessis thinks that he deserves appreciation and not trolling for what he has done for the sport.

“I mean that guy, everything he touches [turns to gold] man,” du Plessis said on his YouTube channel. “He’s such a legend in this sport, what he’s done for the sport. He’s transformed it into such a mainstream sport. I can understand disliking the persona but knowing, I don’t know him personally but meeting him, different person and even if you don’t like him, you can’t ever discredit what he’s done for this sport because every single fighter needs to thank him in my opinion for the raise in pay, the raise in awareness for this sport cuz I think Conor McGregor might be one of the most famous people on earth.”

Du Plessis last fought at UFC 297, where he beat Sean Strickland in a closely contested decision to win the UFC middleweight title.

Do you agree with Dricus Du Plessis?