‘If I Killed Somebody in the Ring, It’d Make Me Very Happy’- UFC Fighter Sean Strickland Makes a Bizarre Statement

Published 07/31/2021, 12:23 PM EDT
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 all set to face Uriah Hall at the UFC Vegas 33 event. Strickland is coming into this fight on the back of 4 consecutive victories. The fighter last lost a UFC fight back in 2018 and will look to continue his winning momentum.

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Recently many UFC fighters like Chris Weidman and Conor McGregor have suffered some gruesome injuries inside the Octagon. During a recent interview, with TMZ sports they asked Strickland what would he feel if something like that happened to him or his opponent.

To this, Strickland gave a reply that surprised everyone. He said, “If I killed somebody in the ring, it’d f****ing make me very happy.”

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The interview then went on to ask Strickland if he really meant it. Strickland replied, “Oh, I love it. Absolutely. But, I’m okay, I accept that. Like, if Uriah hits me and maybe I have a brain aneurysm and die, you’ll hear me saying, ‘I’m okay, that’s a good death.”

“We’re all going to die sometime. You know, might as well end in a good way. We’re all going to the same place, man. It’s either gonna be then or now. Just enjoy it.”

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While Strickland’s views shocked many fans, the fighter clearly seems to believe in them.

What to expect from the fight between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland?

Sean Strickland and Uriah Hall are both going into this fight on the back of a 4 fight win streak. Therefore, both fighters would love to continue their winning streak and rise in the middleweight rankings. Going into this fight, both fighters are at different stages of their career.

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Hall is 37 years old and many believe this latest push is his last chance to challenge for the title. While Strickland is relatively young and still has many years of top-level MMA left in him. Whatever the outcome of the fight may be, when these two fighters meet at UFC Vegas 33, it is bound to be an interesting affair.

Who do you think will win the fight between Uriah Hall 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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