Sean Strickland Throws Shade at Paige Vanzant and Austin Vanderford Following the Latter’s Loss to Gegard Mousasi During Title Shot

Published 03/01/2022, 5:46 AM EST

Sean Strickland never holds back when he wants to speak his mind. He is undoubtedly one of UFC’s most entertaining fighters with an excellent talent for comedic timing. 

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With that being said, though, his comedy is mainly contemporary and sometimes unorthodox. Strickland is known for mocking his fellow fighters in the UFC and former fighters as well. Recently, it was Austin Vanderford who was on the receiving end.

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Austin Vanderford suffered his first-ever defeat of his professional MMA career. He clashed against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 275 for the Bellator middleweight world championship title, where he lost via TKO in the first round.

Following his title shot loss to Gegard Mousasi, Strickland threw shade at Vanderford and Paige Vanzant with satire in his most recent tweet.

Strickland Tweeted – “Paige VanZant paying the bills after @mousasi_mma napped her wife lmao!!!! I love this shit, a strong woman becoming the head of the household… I need me one of these lol!! Do I cut my b*lls off now or later?!” 

This isn’t the first time that Sean Strickland mocked Paige VanZant. In a tweet where VanZant asked for a certain number of likes to create a Snapchat, Strickland arrived at the scene to ask VanZant this

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Sean Strickland and the UFC 

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Sean Strickland last fought Jack Hermansson on February 5, 2022, at UFC Vegas 47. ‘Tarzan’ dominated ‘The Joker’ throughout the fight en route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 05: (R-L) Sean Strickland punches Jack Hermansson of Sweden in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Following this victory, Strickland now sits at the #4 position in the UFC middleweight rankings. Thus, it is safe to say that a win against any top 3 contenders will put him next in line for a title shot against Israel Adesanya.

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What do you make of what Sean Strickland had to say about Austin Vanderford and Paige Vanzant?

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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