Dricus Du Plessis is a former KSW MMA Welterweight Champion and the current EFC Worldwide Middleweight Champion.
The fighter claims to have gotten a contract offer from the UFC and other promotions, but cannot get the KSW MMA promotion to release him in order to sign with the UFC.
“I received the offers when I was in the States back in February,” Du Plessis told MMA Junkie. “They say my contract term isn’t over yet and they are not releasing me until then, even though guys like Zawada and some others were given an early release from their contract. To be completely honest, I’m actually a little sad that my relationship with KSW has gone down this road. I’ve always had a great relationship with everyone that is (a) part of KSW and they’ve been incredibly good to me and vice versa until this dilemma.”
It has been almost nine months since Du Plessis last competed in KSW MMA, which was a second round TKO win over Joilton Lutterbach at KSW 50.
Du Plessis says that everybody is just wasting their time when it comes to the situation between himself and KSW MMA.
“I’m really hoping for an early release so I can go on with my career and start building my way up to that UFC title as soon as possible,” Du Plessis said. “But what’s happening now is just a waste of everyone’s time, and for what?”
There has been no comment from KSW MMA at this time at to the request made by Du Plessis.