Strickland Mulls Boxing Switch Amidst UFC Silence

"Strickland Eyes Boxing Over UFC Silence"

Strickland’s Frustration:

The saga between former UFC champion Sean Strickland and the middleweight title has taken a new turn. After losing his belt to Dricus Du Plessis in a closely contested bout via split decision, Strickland’s calls for a rematch seem to be unheard by the UFC. Instead, rumors suggest Israel Adesanya is next in line for “DDP.” Strickland’s response? A possible pivot to boxing, eyeing a lucrative match against Jake Paul.

Social Media Outburst:

Strickland has been vocal on X, expressing his belief that a rematch with Du Plessis is what the fans and both fighters want. He accuses the UFC of unfair treatment, especially citing his disappointment with the handling of his last match in Canada, which he feels was unjustly lost.

Boxing Consideration:

Amidst the silence from UFC’s end, Strickland hints at a dramatic career shift. His frustration is palpable as he mentions not wanting to climb the UFC rankings again. Instead, a move to boxing, where he jokingly suggests “beating up Jake Paul for millions,” seems increasingly appealing.

Adesanya’s Camp Confident:

Meanwhile, Adesanya’s coach, Eugene Bareman, has confidently stated that “The Last Stylebender” is set to fight for the title next. The specifics of the date and opponent remain uncertain, but the direction seems clear, sidelining Strickland’s demands.

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Strickland on X: “The UFC fans want me and Dricus to fight. Dricus wants to fight. We all know I fought in a dirty liberal country that screwed me. Dana knows it. UFC knows it. IF IT WAS ANYONE ELSE (IN UFC) THE REMATCH WOULD HAVE BEEN BOOKED! Do the right thing UFC.”

Strickland on considering boxing: “You know I’m not going to climb up that fucking ranking again…. If it’s not going to be in the UFC maybe boxing…”


Strickland on boxing Jake Paul: “Maybe I should go and make millions by beating up Jake Paul instead.”

Eugene Bareman on Adesanya’s next fight: “Israel will fight for the title next. The date I’m not sure about. Give us a date and we’ll take it. We’re ready to go. Israel is pretty clear that he will fight for the title. It’s not up to Du Plessis. If that was the case, I wish Israel as the champion had that kind of choice.”

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