“I’m Surprised That the UFC Is Okay With That”- Concerned Bantamweight Star Questions Joe Rogan’s “Disturbing” Conversation With Sean Strickland

Published 07/16/2023, 8:08 AM EDT

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UFC’s Middleweight division boasts some of the best and most skilled fighters in the promotion. The divisional champion Israel Adesanya is a force to be reckoned with. However, there are other dangerous fighters within the division who would do anything and everything that they can, to become champions.

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One such fighter is Sean Strickland. Strickland is known for being a loudmouth and for stirring up controversies. Besides all that, the fighter also has an impressive UFC record of 27-5-0. He was a guest on a recent podcast episode of The Joe Rogan Experience. His conversation with the UFC commentator Joe Rogan, although entertaining to watch, was ‘peculiar’ according to ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley.

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Recently, UFC Middleweight fighter Sean Strickland was the guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast and the two were seen discussing a multitude of things. Strickland, who is as brash and unapologetic as they come, made some comments about the fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.

Apparently, Sean Strickland is ready to be a punching bag for UFC heavyweight Stipe Moicic to help him prepare for his fight against the HW champ, Jon Jones. Reading Strickland’s standpoint out aloud for the rest to hear and remembering Strickland’s demeanor in general, O’Malley expressed his concerns in the latest YouTube video on his channel.

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Did you listen to it?, asked O’Malley. It’s interesting but it’s like… it’s like he literally wants to kill someone. He wants to… It’s disturbing. Like, he brings it up multiple times and Joe like… kind of directs it away… It’s weird that it-its… I’m surprised that the UFC is like, okay with that,” wondered O’Malley.

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He also discussed how it would look if someone like Strickland became a champion. However, that is still a distant possibility. Meanwhile, O’Mally is just weeks away from potentially becoming a UFC champion.

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After months of evaluations, call-outs, and back-and-forth, the fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley has finally been confirmed for UFC 292, to be held on 19 August. The event will go down at the TD Garden in Boston.

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Who will get their hand raised at UFC 292? Will Sean O’Malley’s striking prowess be too much for ‘Funkmaster’? Or will Sterling really bring the roof down on O’Malley?

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Arghyadeep is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports dates back to the WWF. Being a 90’s kid, he grew up fascinated by showmanship, competitive fighting, and wrestling.
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