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By David Tees on 1/26/2024 2:19 PM

Dricus Du Plessis recently captured the UFC Middleweight Title with a split decision victory over Sean Strickland in the main event of UFC 297.

While nothing is set in stone at this point in time, one event Du Plessis is open to defending his title at is the upcoming UFC 300 card.

“Nothing is certain yet, but that is what we want to do,” Du Plessis told reporters during a press conference (transcript via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “UFC 300 is a big possibility if my body allows it. I took some punishment obviously with some small injuries. I’m not 100 percent sure what the gravity of those injuries are. I’m going to the doctor after this and making sure concussion tests are done, making sure we do the scans, making sure that there’s nothing serious injured. Then UFC 300 is a big, big possibility.”

One fighter that Du Plessis would like to defend the gold against is longtime rival and former UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya.

Du Plessis, if the fight with Adesanya comes to fruition, would like to have that bout happen at the potential UFC Africa card.

“I have to be honest with you,” Du Plessis said. “If UFC Africa is going to happen, you’re going to look very far beyond to find a more perfect fight than me vs. Israel Adesanya and that’s a fight I want right here on home soil where he said he wants to make it happen.”