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Midnight Mania! Sean Strickland taking Pereira loss hard, might start ‘doing drugs’ and ‘live under a f—king bridge’

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Sean Strickland has always been a loose cannon outside of the cage, but the middleweight contender is scaring some fight fans with the way he’s handling his recent knockout loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 276 earlier this month.

Strickland was riding a five-fight win streak in the middleweight division before biting the bullet and accepting a fight with Pereira. While Strickland is a solid striking in his own right Pereira is a former two-division GLORY kickboxing champion who is famous for being the only fighter to ever knockout UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. As expected, Strickland stood and exchanged with Pereira at UFC 276, which allowed “Poatan” to score a devastating first-round knockout finish and line himself up for a title fight with Adesanya.

We are now a few weeks removed from the fight and Strickland can’t seem to get a hold of himself. During a recent interview with The Schmo, Strickland revealed that his recent knockout loss could turn him to drugs and a life on the streets.

“You know Schmo, I’m going through some hard f—king times, man,” he said. “You see the beard, the hair, you know? I might start doing drugs, I might start drinking a little bit — live under a f—king bridge. That’s kinda how I feel right now.”

Hopefully Strickland is just talking for shock value like he sometimes does because he’s too talented to throw away a life of professional fighting.

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