The fight between Sean Strickland and Abus Magomedov will take place on Saturday. During the pre-conference before the important match, Strickland was clearly trying to humiliate his opponent, emphasizing that he had no knowledge of his opponent.
“I’m happy with Abus, but I don’t really know much about the guy. Do you have any pointers for me?”- Strickland said.
Sean Strickland: I had no idea who he was
In spite of the fact that, as he says, he does not know much about his opponent, Strickland still decided to engage in the fight.
There were several options available to Strickland, but none of them seemed to be interested in fighting him. The final decision was made by him to take on an opponent that he has currently available for fighting. From the statements he has made, it seems that money is the most important thing to him, therefore he is willing to accept any offer he receives.
Based on Strickland's statements, it will be interesting to see if Abus Magomedov will have an additional motive for fighting in this match. “I had no idea who the f he was. So I’ve been hounding the UFC to fight, I even offered to do 205, but Mick (Maynard) didn’t want me to f up the rankings because there are a lot of 205ers I’d f up.
So I had a conversation with Mick, and he pretty much offered me a couple of ranked guys. I said yes to them, they said no. So I had a choice: I either wait eight f months or I f fight. The money was right and here we are. I mean, we all fight for money.
If the dollar is right, I will f do it. We came to good terms and good pay, and here we are fighting Abus”. The fight is going to be an interesting one, and we will definitely enjoy it.
Source: MMA Junkie