“I Want to F**King Take His Soul” – Sean Strickland Sends a Menacing Threat to Jack Hermansson

Published 12/15/2021, 5:00 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Sean Strickland of the United States prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Sean Strickland is one of the most entertaining guys in the UFC. The number 7 ranked middleweight is on an impressive five-fight win streak right now. He has looked impressive in those wins and will look to continue his form in the next fight.

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Strickland will return to the octagon on February 5, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 201. The American will take on Jack Hermansson at the event and he expects to punish his opponent. As Jack ‘The Joker’ is ranked one spot above Strickland, the winner of their fight might break into the top 5.

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In a recent interview, Strickland talked about his upcoming fight and said, “Yeah, I am a way better grappler than Jack is. I think it’s gonna be a kickboxing match, we’re gonna stand and bang. And like the fourth round, obviously, it’s a fight anything happens, like the fourth round, I want to f**king take his soul.”

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“I want to take everything from him, I want to watch him bleed. I want to watch him hurt. The fourth round, I really want to just put it on him.”

An impressive win against ‘The Joker’ will definitely raise Strickland‘s stock even further and make him a genuine title contender. He is on a winning streak right now. And with Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier winner pitted to fight the champion next, Strickland would want to get the W and put himself in that title picture.

Sean Strickland says he should get the title shot if Derek Brunson beats Jared Cannonier

Strickland is aiming to fight for the title soon. The UFC middleweight will fight Hermansson, and a win against him will get him closer to a title shot. In fact, according to Strickland, the winner of Brunson vs. Cannonier shouldn’t automatically get a title shot.

In a recent interview, Strickland was asked about the title picture, and where a win will put him. He said, “If Brunson wins, I think I should get the title shot if I beat Jack. If Cannonier wins, he deserves it. But if Brunson wins, we’ve already seen that I think I should get it.” 

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Strickland thinks he should have a title shot by the end of 2022. He said, “Yeah, yeah, at least a title shot. You’re talking about the best fighters in the world. It’s anyone goes, but I fight hard. You watch me train. I’m one of the hardest training guys in the UFC. I do everything in my power to get to a title shot and if it happens, f**king let’s go, Izzy.”

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Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier will face each other at UFC 270. Many believe the winner of that fight should get the title shot next. However, if Strickland impresses the matchmakers of the UFC with his performance, he might just be the one to get it next.

How do you see the matchup between Strickland and Hermansson going? Should Strickland fight for the title next if he wins the fight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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