Du Plessis Praises McGregor: “Conor McGregor is a Legend”

“McGregor’s influence on MMA is undeniable.”

UFC middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis has expressed immense admiration for Conor McGregor, highlighting the Irishman’s significant impact on the sport of MMA. The South African fighter, who has made a name for himself both locally and internationally, spoke about McGregor’s contributions during a recent interview.

Transforming the Sport

Du Plessis, who boasts an impressive record of 21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC, discussed McGregor’s influence in an interview on “The Sias du Plessis Show.” He emphasized how McGregor, despite often being a polarizing figure, has played a crucial role in elevating the sport’s status and popularity.

“I mean, that guy, everything he touches, he’s such a legend in this sport,” Du Plessis said. “What he’s done for the sport, he’s transformed it into such a mainstream sport”.

Personal Encounters with McGregor

Du Plessis also shared his personal experiences meeting McGregor on a few occasions. He acknowledged that while McGregor’s public persona might be divisive, his own encounters with him have been positive.

“I understand disliking the persona but knowing – I don’t know him personally but meeting him, different person,” Du Plessis explained. “And even if you don’t like him, you can’t ever, 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 of this sport because I think Conor McGregor might be one of the most famous people on earth”.


McGregor’s Upcoming Match

McGregor, who has held dual UFC titles and set numerous pay-per-view records, is set to return after almost three years away from the octagon. He will face Michael Chandler in a welterweight bout headlining UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas.

This fight marks McGregor’s return following his last bout where he suffered a leg injury against Dustin Poirier. Expectations are high, and fans worldwide are eager to see what the Irish superstar will bring to the octagon.

For Du Plessis and many other fighters, McGregor’s impact is undeniable. “Every single fighter needs to thank him, in my opinion, for the raise in pay, the raise in awareness of this sport,” Du Plessis concluded.




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