Sean Strickland Prepares for First Title Defense

by | Nov 17, 2023 | MMA

In September, Sean Strickland claimed the UFC middleweight title (84 kg) and is set for his first title defense in January against Dricus Du Plessis in Canada. While praising the title contender, Strickland also taunts Khamzat Chimaev.

Strickland acknowledges Du Plessis’s aggressiveness and complete skills, considering him a tougher opponent than Khamzat Chimaev. Despite Dana White’s statements about Chimaev competing for the title if he defeated Kamaru Usman, this did not materialize, and Strickland emphasizes that Du Plessis, with his six UFC victories, including a knockout of Robert Whittaker, deserves the title shot.

The UFC champion expresses confidence in his superiority over Du Plessis, even though he recognizes the challenger’s uniqueness and skill. He emphasizes the anticipated quality of the fight and is pleased that the UFC made the right decision in selecting Du Plessis as the next challenger.

At 32 years old, Sean Strickland is known for his controversial personality and popularity in MMA. With a career since 2008, he boasts a record of 28 victories and 5 losses in 33 fights. His notable triumphs include wins over Abus Magomedov, Brendan Allen, Israel Adesanya, Jack Hermansson, Krzysztof Jotko, Nassourdine Imavov, and Uriah Hall.

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