Sean Strickland is fast becoming one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC – outside of a cage that is. The loudmouthed prickly Strickland recently delivered some all time funny moments during a press conference for UFC 276 – Adesanya vs Cannonier.
Yup, you heard it right – Strickland basically hijacked the presser to get everyone jazzed for his upcoming title shot that might not even be coming. Strickland is facing a longtime Adesanya kickboxing foe Alex Pereira.
Here are some of the best nuggets from the presser:
“I’m probably the only guy who shouldn’t be here. That’s how you know the UFC need to recruit a little bit more, you put me up on this f****** stage. But no, it’s all good. I’m going to do this for a long time. I can shut up and not say the ‘F’ word.”
“I would say me [I’m the best striker] but that man [Alex Pereira] was the one who slept that man [Israel Adesanya]. So next to me, probably Alex,” Strickland answered. “What was it 2-0 against Izzy? Izzy, what was it? 2-0?”
“Did you watch the whole fight? Exactly, do your f****** job next time,” Adesanya shouted at Strickland. “What happened before we walked on stage? I smacked you on the ass like my b****.”
“Oh man, I made the champion mad with his f****** frosted tips and his gay little watch, oh no!” Strickland said. “I’m just joking. Izzy is a savage. Bro, your P—hub is just filled with cartoons. No man who beats off to cartoons is going to beat me. Calm down.”
“Bro, trust me, if you win this fight, when we fight, I knock you out, I’m going to do a TikTok dance over your grave,” Adesanya said. “You better focus on your guy. He’s going to f*** you up, too.”
“I’ll give the guy credit, he’s the champion,” Strickland said. “He did have one b***** titty. I don’t know what that was all about. I’m not calling the man a liar. Real talk, I don’t think Izzy does steroids. I just like to make fun of him. A lot of the s*** is not true. Maybe the ste roids aren’t true. But the jerking off to cartoons is true.”
“After we have a war and I beat Alex, you’re going to see I’m a whole different guy. I’m going to start painting my nails, acting like a female. I’ll be wearing sunglasses inside. I’m going to get me suits. I’m going to get me a nice car. I’m going to trade in my 2018 Nissan Frontier, get me a Porsche. Just f****** wait. I’m going to leave all you guys behind. I’m going to be the best champion you’ve ever seen.”
“Alex is a big, scary f****** Brazilian,” Strickland said. “I think we all admit that. You’re at an ATM and this motherf***** walks behind you in the middle of the night, tell me you’re going to be walking away? He’s a tough dude. I’ve trained with plenty of good kickboxers. I think I can handle it.