“Go Play Catch With Tom Brady?” – Controversial UFC Star Explains Why MMA Is the Greatest Sport

Published 06/22/2022, 9:37 AM EDT

UFC welterweight, Sean Strickland, is one of the most controversial personalities in the fight industry. It is because of his uncensored opinion and uncanny posts on social media, which also garners hate from some people. However, he doesn’t spare his naysayers, and he recently did the same while explaining why MMA is the greatest sport.

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Recently, the welterweight fighter took to his official Instagram account and shared his sparring video after knee surgery. In the video, the 31-year-old can be seen sparring, wearing a knee pad, and improving within weeks.

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“@kingcaseymma asked me how long I waited to train. 8 weeks. Took me about 12 months to be able to bend my knee enough to grapple. CONVERSATION WITH SAGE NORTHCUT…”

“Hey man just had major surgery 4 months ago I can’t really bend my knee can you not kick me too much or wrestle,” one minute in f**king leg kicks and takedowns hhaha,” Strickland wrote in the caption.

Following that, a user took a dig at the UFC fighter and wrote, “God, I am old and off the couch and I’d work you. Ask Daniel Spitz,” in the comments. This agitated Strickland.

He took a screenshot of the comment and posted it on his story with the caption, “Everyone could kick my a** in the comment but never walk into the gym asking for me lmao!!!”

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After all this, the 31-year-old posted another story in which he wrote, “MMA is the greatest sport. You wanna go play a pickup game with your favorite basketball player? Go play catch with Tom Brady? Now that being said, you wanna go spar your favorite fighter for 25 minutes lol!”

UFC 277: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira

Sean Strickland has had a good run in the promotion with six straight wins under his name. One more win in the bag will bring him up close to the UFC middleweight gold.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Sean Strickland reacts after his victory over Jack Marshman of Wales in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

The 31-year-old will take on up-and-coming UFC prospect, Alex Pereira, next on the main card of UFC 277. The pay-per-view will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Las Vegas on July 2.

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The event will also see middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defending his belt in the main event. If he defends the title, we might see a potential clash between Izzy and the winner of Strickland vs. Pereira, as this option only seems viable in the division.

What are your thoughts on Strickland’s next fight? What do you make of his Instagram post? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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