The middleweight contender Sean Strickland doesn’t seem to be quite impressed with Robert Whittaker’s recent performances; Whittaker recently fought against Dricus Du Plessis and faced a tough 2nd round knockout loss and has eliminated his chance of getting a title shot.
A few wins can get Whittaker to the top if he aspires to be the middleweight champion again. Robert Whittaker now has a professional record of 25-7; he could return next in the ending phase of 2023, if not then in 2024. Sean Strickland is most likely next for the title shot this September, and it will be interesting to see if he has what it takes to snatch everything away from Israel Adesanya.
Sean Strickland on Robert Whittaker
In a recent interview with Helen Yee, Sean Strickland shared his thoughts on Robert Whittaker’s recent fight against Dricus Du Plessis and explained why he wasn’t impressed with his performance.
“Whittaker kind of looked like ****, man,” Strickland said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I think it’s kind of weird. I think everybody thought Whittaker kind of looked like ****. Maybe Dricus is that awkward that he made him look like ****.
But like, Whittaker’s just this one-trick pony. Whittaker can fight, but he is a one-trick ******* pony. Strickland further said: The moment that trick doesn’t land, and now it comes down to fighting in the pocket – when it comes to doing anything else besides a karate blitz, he doesn’t really have it.
“He did some ***** shot. I think Whittaker, whenever that karate blitz wasn’t landing, he started having those wheels start spinning, like, ‘Oh man, the thing that I do to everybody is not working. What do I do now? I guess we wrestle.’ And that didn’t work.
It’s like, ‘What do we do now?’ When you’re a one-trick pony and that one trick works a lot, it’s great. But when it doesn’t work, it’s time to do the man dance”.