UFC 300 Likely Won't Feature Dricus Du Plessis vs Israel Adesanya
It seems that the highly-anticipated grudge match between Dricus Du Plessis and Israel Adesanya won't be happening at UFC 300.
The two fighters were on track to settle their bitter feud on the historic April card, following Du Plessis's middleweight title win at UFC 297 last month.
UFC 300's Main Event Remains Undecided
UFC 300 is scheduled for April 13 in Las Vegas, but the card is still without a main event.
Although the grudge match between Du Plessis and Adesanya seemed like a contender, it appears that middleweight champion Du Plessis has different plans for his next fight.
Du Plessis Prioritizes Defending His Title Over Milestone Event
While Adesanya has hinted at a spring showdown, Du Plessis has expressed that he has loftier ambitions than participating in the Las Vegas extravaganza.
During an interview, Du Plessis stated, "Defending my title is much more important to me than being on this milestone event."
UFC in Africa Holds Greater Significance for Du Plessis
UFC's top promotion has yet to host an event in Africa, but Du Plessis is willing to wait for the opportunity to headline the first event on the continent.
He emphasized, "The real milestone event will be UFC in Africa and more importantly, South Africa. That's history. UFC 300 is just a number."
UFC 300 Main Event Still Being Decided
UFC 300, set to be the promotion's biggest card of the year, is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 13.
While the main event has not been finalized, UFC President Dana White assured fans that it will be an exciting matchup.
White teased, "We have a couple of options for the main event... When it's time, I will give it to you."