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Dricus du Plessis. Image via Instagram @dricusduplessis

‘The most hilarious thing’: Dricus du Plessis addresses gay rumours

Dricus du Plessis said he has faced gay allegations. He has since dismissed the rumours as false and opened up about how they came about.

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Dricus du Plessis. Image via Instagram @dricusduplessis

UFC champion Dricus du Plessis has addressed rumours about his sexuality once more in a video shared on Instagram on Monday, 15 April and said that he was previously rumoured to be gay.


During a podcast interview on The Shadow Banned Show, Dricus du Plessis revealed that he had faced gay allegations. He said that during the 2023 Rugby World Cup, he and his friend were on their way to watch the final game which saw the Springboks beating the All Blacks.

In Bok spirit, he and his friend were dressed in their speedos, impersonating rugby player François “Faf” De Klerk’s iconic speedo look.

“So where the big gay allegations came, me and this idiot (the UFC champ said pointing to his friend in the background), [were] in the speedos, [because] it was the Rugby World Cup in France,” he said. Du Plessis said because the Eiffel Tower is a popular spot for couples to get engaged, he and his friend in the spare of the moment decided to jokingly take a photo mimicking the couples and post the photo online.

“Every South African I know was like ‘That was the most hilarious thing’. They loved it,” the famous fighter said.

Du Plessis said after the photo did the rounds on social media, he was suddenly labelled gay by international media. “Not that gay is a bad thing. Me personally — just not gay,” he said.

However, this is not the first time du Plessis’ sexuality was questioned. “Well, I mean, people think I am gay because I kissed my coach,” the 30-year-old fighter added. He admits that this is why the international media easily believed that he had really gotten engaged in Paris.

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Dricus du Plessis photographed with his girlfriend Vasti Spiller. Image via Instagram @vasti_spiller


To set the record straight, Dricus du Plessis is dating a beautiful blonde woman, Vasti Spiller. According to The Citizen, she is a photographer, children’s book author as well as a boxing coach.

Spiller is said to have made her relationship with the UFC champ public on social media last year. And, while du Plessis mostly posts content of his work on his social media pages, as does the woman in his life, the love birds also post adorable pictures together from time to time.

During the podcast show, du Plessis also opened up about who he would like to take on next in the ring, SI reported. He of course made history as the first South African UFC champ earlier this year.

“In terms of hype, I’m trying to think of a situation where I would prefer Strickland. No, I would [take] the Izzy fight all day,” du Plessis was quoted as saying.