Sean Strickland goes off on UFC veterans for allegedly dating teens in Philippines

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland recently shed light on concerning events during his visit to the Philippines.

Known for his candid nature, Strickland doesn’t shy away from expressing himself. He spoke about the alleged involvement of UFC veterans in engaging with underage individuals while touring certain Southeast-Asian countries.

In a compelling social media post, Strickland recounted his unsettling experience during his time in the Philippines. He talked about older men, some of whom are reputedly former UFC combatants. He spoke on how they engaged with women during their frequent travel to several Southeast Asian nations for the illicit business.

Despite the alarming revelations, Strickland remains focused on his upcoming title defense against Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297. The event is scheduled for January 20 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

Riding high on a three-bout win streak, Strickland aims to continue his success following his impressive unanimous decision victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 last September.

Sean Strickland recently opened up about the pivotal role martial arts played in overcoming his traumatic past. Reflecting on his distressing childhood experiences, he emphasized the significance of professional combat sports in channeling and managing the haunting thoughts that plagued his mind.

In a candid discussion on Theo Von’s This Past Weekend podcast, Strickland shared his struggles with the aftermath of childhood abuse and the subsequent impact on his mental health.

He said: “If it wasn’t for fighting, bro, I’d be in jail. I truly have a deep-down urge to k*ll somebody. It doesn’t go away. I don’t know what it is… So when I train, it gives me the tools to process it… If you’d let me k*ll a man, I can’t, but [I would be happy].”