“F**king Assault Khabib’s Manager Ali” – Sean Strickland Plans to Model Himself After Conor McGregor If He Becomes UFC Champion

Published 02/04/2022, 6:01 AM EST
MONCTON, NB – OCTOBER 26: Sean Strickland poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour on October 26, 2018 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Sean Strickland will look to win his sixth fight in a row when he takes to the octagon on Saturday against Jack Hermansson. ‘Tarzan’ has found some confidence and is being noticed even more with his manner when away from the cage.

He shed light on the same ahead of UFC Fight Night 200 and revealed the fighter he plans to model himself after he becomes champion, highlighting a few incidents of that individual.


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Strickland said, “It’s even better. When you are a champion, I could go full like Conor McGregor. I mean he’ll f**king hit a old guy in the bar, f**king throw, a f**king throw a, try to f**king assault Khabib’s manager Ali. You know it’s f**king even better.”

McGregor had an incident with an old man at a bar, though they settle the beef later. Also, he threw a dolly at a UFC fighters’ bus before UFC 223. In addition, he has previously said some harsh words about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz.


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Before reaching there, ‘Tarzan’ needs to win big and ensure he keeps making statements in the octagon so that he continues to remain relevant away from it as well.

Sean Strickland is undefeated in the middleweight division

Strickland started as a middleweight in the UFC in 2014 and had two straight wins before dropping to welterweight. At WW, he lost his first fight via a unanimous division to Santiago Ponzinibbio.

After winning three straight fights at WW, Strickland lost another fight via decision to the then relatively unknown Kamaru Usman. ‘Tarzan’ fought three more fights at WW with a 2-1 record.


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After a 5-3 record at 170, he moved back to middleweight and has been a force to reckon with. He won his next four fights and took his UFC middleweight record to 6-0.

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In his last outing, he dismantled Uriah Hall. However, he will have to respect the submission skills of Hermansson, who has submitted high-caliber opponents with his ground game.


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With a powerful performance, both can argue for a title shot. Though it will depend upon the result of the MW championship fight and how the fight between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier will play out at UFC 271.

Will the winner between Hermansson and Strickland get the title fight next? Will ‘Tarzan’ be able to win and model himself after Conor McGregor? Let us know in the comments section.



Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.