Watch: Karlien van Jaarsveld on Dricus du Plessis’ win
Popular Afrikaans singer Karlien van Jaarsveld took to Instagram to respond to Dricus du Plessis’ winning UFC title fight.
Singer Karlien van Jaarsveld took to her Instagram account to congratulate UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) champion, Dricus du Plessis.
KARLIEN: ‘FREAKING WORLD MY FRIEND’
The singer, Karlien van Jaarsveld shared a photo of herself, her friends, Springboks player Franco Mostert with Dricus du Plessis in Springboks jerseys.
“Freaking world champ my friend!!! My stomach has not turned like this in a long time! I was dead quiet!! We are all celebrating you today! Now they know what we know,” she wrote.
The South African fighter dethroned Sean Strickland in the main event of UFC 297 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, 21 January.
Africa ESPN reports that Du Plessis revealed that it felt incredible to win and it felt like 15 years of work.
“When they said, ‘and new,’ it felt like 15 years of work, dreaming and sacrificing came together in one single sentence. It was incredible, it feels surreal. Amazing,”
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SOUTH AFRICANS REACT TO DRICUS’ WIN
@mthobisi_maduna: “This is what he meant when he said he wanted to be the first true UFC African champion, others won and stayed in America another one took his title to New Zealand.”
@GbooiMolesedi: “He brought the belt to Africa unlike the other coconut champion that we forced to support. Real African Champion.”
@Kip_ur_head_up: “Nigeria never welcomed IZZY with this much love because Adesanya reps New Zealand, that brother lost asf. Dricus is truly and proudly a son of the soil. Welcome home champ even though I’ve never considered you a great fighter. You can change my opinion if you beat Khamzat.”
@DanielTkgaphola: “This is South Africa my country, we don’t listen to politicians we listen to our heroes. Dircus is our Hero.”