UFC Fans Bring Up Elon Musk Following Controversial Star Sean Strickland’s Twitter Suspension

Published 05/28/2022, 3:21 AM EDT

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UFC fans could be brutal when it comes to defending their favorite fighters. And this includes not only them bashing other fighters or fellow social users, but they could even go up against the world’s richest person, Elon Musk.

Musk’s recent deal with Twitter had sparked a dialogue about having less censorship on the platform. However, recently, MMA fans observed the company suspending UFC middleweight Sean Strickland‘s Twitter handle. Thus, the fight fans took to Reddit to question the Tesla CEO about Strickland’s Twitter ban.


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“Didn’t Elon said he bought twitter because he wants EVERYONE to allow to use free speech? Even if it’s negative or radical. Well that was a f**king lie,” wrote a Reddit user.

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However, some suggested Musk is yet to take over Twitter, and some offered that Musk has nothing to do with this. Some only wanted their favorite fighter’s tweets.

“Elon hasn’t bought anything yet”

“Do people really think that if Elon had bought Twitter nobody would get banned anymore? Media literacy is so important”

“This ruined my day. Sean’s tweets were the only ones worth reading. He needs a new platform, why don’t people go back to making blogs?”

“Unbelievable, Sean Strickland the internet angel’s Twitter account has been suspended. This must be some kind of terrible mistake.”


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Apparently, Musk is yet to take over Twitter. However, after the news of the Musk-Twitter deal came out, most fans assumed Musk to make all the decisions about Twitter right from the go.

UFC fans are dismissing Sean Strickland against Alex Pereira


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The Reddit thread apart from questioning Elon Musk about Strickland’s suspension had another strong opinion. Most users believe Strickland is a stepping stone on Alex Pereira’s way to Israel Adesanya.

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UFC has put Alex Pereira in a pivotal matchup against Sean Strickland on the same card, UFC 276 when the champion will defend his middleweight gold against Jared Cannonier. Hence, this Strickland-Pereira matchup could be a title eliminator.


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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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