VIDEO: Sean Strickland Takes on a Heavyweight Kick Boxer in His Sparring Session

Published 12/15/2021, 11:45 AM EST
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)


UFC fighter Sean Strickland is a fighter that believes in speaking his mind. He might have made some controversial statements in the past. However, the 24-3-0 record holder is a brilliant fighter. He has defeated some great middleweights and thus, is one dangerous opponent in the ring.

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Strickland is not afraid to fight anyone. He is comfortable challenging his opponents, sparring with partners as well as total strangers.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Sean Strickland reacts after his victory over Jack Marshman of Wales in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

The fighter posted a video of himself sparring on Twitter. He wrote, “Guy walks into the gym and says “I’m a 5-0 heavy weight kickboxer” lol so I say “I just sparred 8 rounds but I’ll give you three more” that was an unintentional lethwei headbutt but f**k it felt good lol!!!!!!!!!! Nice guy though, hope he comes back…..”

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In another Tweet, Strickland wrote, “People will say “Sean don’t spar so hard, save it for the fight” I’m thinking “what are you talking about I gotta get the poison out of my soul” lol!!!”

Sean Strickland has been open about his attitude towards fighting. While many people were shocked by the statements he has made in the past, the fighter loves to fight.

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It seems that fighting and training for fights are exactly what he loves to do and hence, he does not really worry much about titles and fame.

What’s next for Sean Strickland?

Strickland has been a professional MMA fighter since 2008. Initially, he fought under KOTC but in 2014, he joined the UFC and gave some great fights. His win against Uriah Hall was one of his most talked-about fights.

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‘Tarzan’ is currently on a 5-fight winning streak. Unfortunately, his fight against Luke Rockhold didn’t shape up. This could have been a very exciting fight. However, he will be seen fighting Jack Hermansson in February 2022.

Strickland regularly posts training updates on his social media. Thus, if his fans are curious to see how he is training for his upcoming fight, they can catch him on social media.

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What do you think about Sean Strickland’s sparring session? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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