‘I Would Do It’ – Sean Strickland Says He Will Fight Francis Ngannou for the Right Amount

Published 08/01/2021, 11:08 AM EDT
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)


Sean Strickland faced Uriah Hall at the UFC Vegas 33 event. The event, which was being touted by many UFC fans as one of the weakest put out by the UFC, proved to be quite an entertaining affair. While there were many good fights that took place at the event, the main event took the cake as the best of the night.

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Strickland especially impressed everyone present at the event. The fighter put forth a tremendous performance claiming the record for most significant strikes thrown in the UFC middleweight division history. Strickland beat fighters like Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori to claim this record for his own.

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Strickland has often claimed to be a sort of wildcard and believes he would be an outlaw if not for MMA. Now after his victory over Hall, Strickland claimed he would fight anyone for the right amount. The fighter even jokingly said he would face ‘The Predator‘ for the right amount of money.

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He said, “I’ll fight Francis for the right dollar amount. He would knock me out, but I would do it.”

While the fighter clearly meant this as a joke, just the talk of such a fight seems really interesting. As Ngannou is the reigning UFC Heavyweight champion and is considered one of the hardest hitters in UFC history.

What next for Sean Strickland and Francis Ngannou?

Ever since ‘The Predator’ became the UFC champion, there has been much speculation as to who he will face next. Finally, though, a fight for the interim title has been set between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. Ngannou will therefore face the winner for the undisputed heavyweight title.

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For Strickland, this victory would certainly improve his standings in the middleweight division. And now if the fighter can continue this momentum, he can surely see himself competing for the title after a couple of fights.

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Would you like to see a fight between Francis Ngannou and Sean Strickland? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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