The new UFC middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, is at the peak point of his career and it only seems to be getting better for Strickland.How interesting is it for someone to first fight an unranked opponent (Abus Magomedov) to then fight for the belt and become the champion? Sean Strickland’s journey to the top has been absolutely unbelievable; he was the heavy underdog for the match against Israel Adesanya, and yet he made history.The highly debated question is, who is next for Sean Strickland? The middleweight champion recently shed some light on what he wants next.
Sean Strickland on who’s next
In a recent interview, Sean Strickland reflected on his match against Adesanya and revealed what he wants next. “It was a good time, you guys,” Strickland said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“It was a good time. I like fighting. I like to hit [people]. I like to fight, I give 110 percent, it was good. I thought Izzy would be better. I’m sure the UFC might give him a rematch and he might take it a little bit more serious and put up a better fight.
My thing is, dude, when it comes to that next fight, everybody’s like, ‘Who do you want to fight?’ I don’t give a ****, dude, I want to make ******* money. I get those pay-per-view buys. Give me somebody who’s going to make ******* money.
Strickland further said: I don’t want to fight anybody boring. I want to fight, you know, give me someone who’s making money. So as long as I’m a ******* champion you guys, [I fight] for you. Enjoy your old ******* trucks, enjoy your old beat up ******* Honda Civics, man.
... I’m going to keep rocking my Hyundai Accent, we’re going to keep making money, and ******* thank you guys because you’re the reason why I got this ******* shot. Let’s ******* go”.
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