Sean Strickland surprised many and achieved victory over Israel Adesanya. Many were disappointed with Adesanya's performance and wonder why he was so bad. The best confirmation of all is the press conference after the match in which Strickland showed that he was very surprised by Adesanya's performance.
He expected much more from his opponent, and it seems as if Israel did him a favor. “Goddamn, dude. I feel like the guy didn’t even try,” Strickland told reporters at a conference, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com!
“There were times where he was throwing punches and I was like, ‘Am I fighting an amateur, right now? What the **** is going on?’ But yeah, I think I run my mouth a lot and people forget I can fight. But here we are, you guys.
You’re going to have to talk to me a bit longer. Sorry about that”.
Sean Strickland: The game plan was to wrestle
Strickland prepared a lot for this match and gave his best. He knew that a tough opponent was waiting for him.
Strickland put the greatest focus on wrestling, but it seems that he had no need for it. What is impressive is the amount of confidence Sean has. This match was the best indicator of that. “You know, I thought I was going to be leaving with a concussion but I feel relatively fine other than a few bumps and bruises,” Strickland said.
“The game plan was to wrestle, you guys. We wrestled all camp. But when you’re a little autistic, you just do what you do. I think I’m one of the best strikers in the world. Any time you’re doing the ‘man dance,’ you’re one punch away from being knocked out.
But I could spar with any world champion boxer and get the better of them. I don’t know, man. I just think I’m one of the best strikers in the world”.
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