Rising middleweight contender Sean Strickland will look to cement himself as a legitimate Top 10 threat when he trades leather with 185-pound striking sensation Uriah Hall in the upcoming UFC Vegas 33 main event on both ESPN and ESPN+ this Sat. night (July 31, 2021) inside APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hopefully nobody gets their nose broken in the process.
Strickland, 30, went viral earlier this year when a grappling session with Cuban bruiser Orlando Sanchez ended poorly (replay here). “Tarzan” insists it was much ado about nothing, particularly when compared to some of his previous gym exploits.
“You know, I like Orlando, but if I knew it would go viral I would have kept on hitting him,” Strickland told James Lynch (transcribed by Adam Martin). “People are fucking dumb, dude, and this is just the stupidity of like Tyron Woodley vs. [Jake] Paul. A video goes viral of me because I hit a guy after the bell that tried to crank my arm? Have you ever been to a fucking sparring session? In training camp I’ve knocked out like four people, I’ve broken multiple noses, I’ve dropped so many people.”
The 23-3 Strickland is one of many fighters aghast at the star power of social media influencers Jake and Logan Paul, who continue to use combat sports as a conduit to pay-per-view (PPV) paydays. Not because they’re talented boxers, but rather because the general public is full of dummies.
That’s according to “Tarzan.”
“The fact that you people care about such a small, little insignificant concept, it just goes to show how small and tiny your brains are,” Strickland continued. “And it insults me that I’m not intelligent enough to market off you guys and make money like Logan Paul does because the stupidity of you all, it’s there for the taking. I don’t know what I have to do to take your money besides acting like an idiot, and I’m willing to do that. That’s how I feel about that.”
Judging by this recent video I’d say he’s off to a great start.