UFC champ Dricus Du Plessis heaps reward on Conor McGregor: 'Each single fighter must thank him'

by Christina S. Brown
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UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis credit Conor McGregor for transcending the game of MMA.

Former UFC twin champion McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) holds quite a few pay-per-view information, stepped into the ring with undefeated Floyd Mayweather, and lately made his performing debut within the remake of “Street Home,” by which he starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC), who’s develop into a hero in his nation of South Africa, had nothing however good issues to say about McGregor.

“I imply, that man, every little thing he touches, he’s such a legend on this sport,” Du Plessis mentioned on “The Sias du Plessis Present.” “What he’s finished for the game, he’s remodeled it into such a mainstream sport.”

Du Plessis mentioned he briefly met McGregor a few instances. He understands why the general public’s notion of him will not be the very best, however his private experiences with “The Infamous” have been good ones.

“I can perceive disliking the persona however figuring out – I don’t know him personally however assembly him, totally different individual,” Du Plessis mentioned. “And even in the event you don’t like him, you possibly can’t ever, ever discredit what he’s finished for this sport as a result of each single fighter must thank him, for my part, for the increase in pay, the increase in consciousness of this sport as a result of I believe Conor McGregor could be one of the vital well-known individuals on earth.”

McGregor returns from an virtually three-year layoff in a welterweight bout towards Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC), which headlines UFC 303 June 29 in Las Vegas (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+).

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