“If I Ever Fight Izzy…”- Sean Strickland Shares With Joe Rogan His Diabolical Plan for Israel Adesanya Amid Fiery Faceoff Against Dricus du Plessis

Published 07/12/2023, 4:42 PM EDT

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‘Tarzan’ is at it again! In the high-stakes world of UFC, one middleweight fighter is infamous for his unfiltered and provocative remarks. Yes, we’re talking about Sean Strickland, who has a knack for grabbing the spotlight for all the bizarre reasons.

Following his recent victory over Abus Magomedov at UFC Vegas 76, Strickland wasted no time in calling out the division champion – Israel Adesanya. ‘Tarzan’ has, for long, desired a title shot against ‘Izzy,’ but it’s all been in vain. Especially, the unexpected turn of events at UFC 290 may have disrupted Strickland’s plans.

After the intense showdown between African fighter Dricus du Plessis and former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 290, the reigning middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, made an unexpected appearance in the octagon. A fiery clash of slurs and bold remarks ensued between the ‘Stylebender’ and ‘Stillknocks,’ leaving Strickland quizzing Adesanya’s actions.


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Strickland’s ‘diabolical plan’ for Israel Adesanya revealed

In an exclusive interview with renowned UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Strickland shed light on his intriguing plan for a potential fight against Adesanya. Strickland didn’t hold back in ridiculing Adesanya for his recent verbal onslaught at the UFC 290 event. With an audacious twist, Strickland unveiled his intentions to present Adesanya with a Chinese flag emblazoned with the word “Sl*t” during the weigh-in.

Moreover, Strickland revealed, “If I ever fight Izzy – I’m gonna go get a Chinese flag that says ‘Sl*t’ on it and I’ll bring it to the weigh-in for you guys.” The bold remark exposes Strickland’s unapologetic approach and his determination to get under the ‘Stylebender’s skin.


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Although there is speculation about the impact of Strickland’s verbal taunts on the potential fight, he made it clear that he sees Izzy as a real threat. Strickland praised Adesanya as a “great fighter” and even acknowledged his remarkable victory over the likes of formidable fighters like Alex Pereira.

However, Strickland also admitted to the genetic advantages that 6″4′ Izzy possesses, stating, “But, you know – he’s also genetically so advantaged. Like if Izzy was a normal-sized motherf*cker, I’d walk through him.”


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Strickland highlighted Adesanya’s physical stature, including his height of 6’3″ to 6’4″ and an 80-plus-inch reach. According to Tarzan, these factors could make his title shot fight a challenging one.

Therefore, Strickland’s candid interview with Joe Rogan offered a glimpse into his diabolical plan for a future encounter with Israel Adesanya. As the UFC fans eagerly await the outcome of this intense rivalry, only time will tell if Strickland’s unorthodox tactics and determination can match Adesanya’s undeniable talent inside the octagon.


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Written by:

Ashish Tiwari


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Ashish is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. With an unwavering love for the sport, he immerses himself in the thrilling world of MMA, capturing the essence of each high-octane fight and delving into the intricacies of a fighter's strategy. His in-depth knowledge and analytical approach enable him to provide unique insights into the sport.
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Anuj Jacob