Sean Strickland Says He Tried to Convince Francis Ngannou to Get Strapped 

Published 12/22/2021, 2:00 PM 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)


The former King of the Cage middleweight champion, Sean Strickland’s banter and interaction with his fans and friends are always a sight to watch. From making fun of his best friends to showcasing his literally empty house, Sean has done it all.

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The middleweight fighter is currently set to fight Jack Hermansson at the UFC Fight Night 201. ‘Tarzan’ is riding a 5-win train after his most recent victory over Uriah Hall. Hall and Sean clashed for the main card event of UFC on ESPN 28. The fight ended with a unanimous decision in favor of Strickland.

MONCTON, NB – OCTOBER 26: Sean Strickland poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour on October 26, 2018, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Recently, Sean shared his unique perspective after watching a YouTube video. The video titled ‘The Disturbing Case of the Amazon Review Killer’ showcased the case of Todd Kohlhepp. After watching the documentary, Sean remembered his friend Francis Ngannou.

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The 30-year-old shared, “I was trying to explain to Francis Ngannou why he needs to be strapped. You know how hard it is to explain to a giant why he needs to carry a gun?! It’s f**ing hard but man there are some f**ing creatures out there… yall stay strapped!! Women especially!”

Fans chimed in their opinion on this. Many seemed to agree with Sean’s opinion, but some concluded that more guns lead to more problems.

Sean Strickland shares his intentions prior to fighting Jack Hermansson

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Sean‘s upcoming fight with Jack will go down on February 5, 2022. Prior to their matchup, the No. 7 ranked middleweight shared his game plans. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Strickland shared, “I think it’s going to be a kickboxing match. Obviously, it’s a fight, anything happens, but like the fourth round I want to f*cking take his soul”

Tarzan also revealed,” I want to take everything from him. I want to watch him bleed. I want to watch him hurt. The fourth round I really just want to f*cking put it on him.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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