“Don’t KO Him Please Sean”: Sean Strickland Roughing Up Jon Jones’ Toughest Opponent Dominick Reyes Leaves Fans Concerned (Video)

Published 12/28/2022, 9:45 AM EST

Dominick Reyes is not having the best run in the UFC lately. With 4 back-to-back losses and the last 3 being via knockout, it has been difficult for the Californian to uphold his moniker ‘The Devastator’. And adding fuel to the fire, the UFC fans have left no stone unturned to remind him of the downfall he is going through. Recently, a video of Reyes sparring with Sean Strickland surfaced online. And Strickland appears to be going a little too tough on Reyes, given it is just a sparring session.

Responding to that, the fans have put forth some snarky comments, mocking the 33-year-old for his losing streak. When mocking the combatants upon their failure, MMA fans don’t hold back in the slightest, and Reyes, who was once undefeated and well-liked by the public, experienced the same fate.

Dominick Reyes got mocked by the UFC fans


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In the video that recently hit the internet, we could see Dominick Reyes being roughed up by Sean Strickland in their sparring session. The video rapidly caught the attention of the viewers, and what followed was a scathing mockery of Reyes. And given that his last victory was in 2019 and it’s been a downward slope ever since, fans had enough reasons to taunt the 33-year-old over this clip.


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Take a look at how the fans responded to this footage of Dominick Reyes and Sean Strickland sparring:

Many fans expressed worry for Reyes in a snarky way:

“Make sure you don’t hit dom on his chin might KO him”

“Reyes needs to go down to Bantamweight if he wants to avoid getting ko’d”

“Don’t KO him please Sean”

“Surprised dom didn’t get ko’d”

Wherein one fan thought of this to be a bad decision for some reason:

“That’s the last thing Dom needs”

Another fan felt that Reyes is performing better in sparring than he does in actual fights:

“Am I tripping or does he go harder in sparring than his real fights?”

And then there were some who vouched for Sean Strickland to become a coach:

“Strickland need to be a coach period he’s good”

“Smart move from Reyes. Strickland might teach him some footwork. That walking-and-do-nothing-shuffle might get him back up.”

This is one of the many drawbacks of being in the fight business. You are subjected to immense criticism if you don’t perform well consistently.

Looking back, Dominick Reyes was one of the most sought-after fighters at one point. But his recent fights have rendered and have seriously damaged his record.


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The downfall of “The Devastator”

Up until 2020, Dominick Reyes was undefeated in the UFC. But after his loss to Jon Jones, he suffered a string of setbacks that have continued to this day. However, he still managed to put up a tough fight against ‘Bones’, but couldn’t prevail. Loss to Jones via a unanimous decision wasn’t all; what came next was a hat-trick of knockout defeats.


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He last fought Ryan Spann at UFC 281 and suffered a first-round defeat. And these losses have left a lasting stain on his reputation as a fighter. Now, what he needs is a series of victories in order to recover from this slump and get back in the game.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana