Diego Sanchez fires shots at Strickland over BKFC spat

Sean Strickland is never far away from controversy. He recently got into a heated online argument with BKFC after criticizing Diego Sanchez’s debut in bare-knuckle boxing.

The bulk of the UFC roster wants the UFC legend (Sanchez) to put down the gloves and take a break from combat sports. Sanchez is one of the most adored athletes in the promotion’s history. However, the 41-year-old has competed professionally for more than 20 years and has endured a lot of brain trauma.

Sean Strickland became involved in an odd social media feud with Bare Knuckle FC after criticizing the organization for allowing Diego Sanchez to compete:

The UFC middleweight called the organization a “clown show” for allowing “mentally sick” fighters like Diego Sanchez to participate under their banner. This sparked the dispute between Strickland and BKFC.

However, the 31-year-old did make a compelling argument given that Sanchez was outmatched in the contest. Austin Trout was his opponent that night. Trout is a former WBC and WBA world champion who has won his previous four.

Sean Strickland was a skilled middleweight before joining the UFC. After going 2-0 inside the cage, the fighter chose to try his luck at 170.

The veteran ended up having a welterweight record of 5-3. He had a change of heart and returned to his natural weight of 185 pounds. Strickland then went on to win five consecutive fights. After getting defeated by Alex Pereira and Cannonier, Strickland regained his footing in the cage. He recently defeated upcoming prospect Nassourdine Imavov on short notice.

Diego Sanchez ended up reacting to the spat on his own shading Strickland’s striking skills.


“It’s all totally fine. I’m praying for strickland_ mma_ he’s had some emotional trauma like us all that has him bitter at god and life! He will say anything to get attention. I’ll be there in Vegas to spar him in gods timing!”