In a potentially dangerous statement regarding the partnership between Bud Light and the UFC, Sean Strickland refers to members of the transgender community as “mentally ill.”

Sean Strickland is arguably the most vocal fighter on the roster of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and he is generally recognized for openly voicing his uncensored thoughts on sensitive social matters online. Recently, the reigning middleweight champion was asked about his thoughts on the recently announced multi-year sponsorship contract between the UFC and Bud Light.

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and its popular Bud Light brand came under significant public attention earlier this year after the company partnered with trans activist and social media sensation Dylan Mulvaney. For more information, click here. According to the reports, the corporation experienced enormous financial losses as a result of a widespread boycott of its products.

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Recently, Sean Strickland addressed the new collaboration that the UFC has formed with X, and in doing so, he made some derogatory statements about gender dysphoria as well as transgender identities. In the beginning, ‘Tarzan’ polled his supporters to see what they thought of the agreement and wrote:

“So, folks, what are your thoughts on the alcoholic beverage Bud Light? I’ve just been informed that……

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Sean Strickland responded to a fan who pointed out in a subsequent tweet that the middleweight champion would be required to toe the company line moving forward. Strickland’s response was in response to the fan who made the point. He wrote that society shouldn’t promote “mental illness” like trans-sexuality since it’s not healthy for everyone involved.

“Yes, you make a valid point. The fact is that women are born, not made, and transgender people suffer from mental illness; therefore, society should never acknowledge their behavior as typical. Now Bud Light gives me money.. and I simply said that… I’ve been saying it throughout my entire career… so? What are they advocating for?”

Sean Strickland doesn’t think that Khamzat Chimaev deserves a middleweight title shot

Recently, Sean Strickland has scoffed at the notion that Khamzat Chimaev should be given a run at the title. After Chimaev’s victory against Kamaru Usman at UFC 294, which took place in Abu Dhabi, it is anticipated that he would now challenge ‘Tarzan’ for the 185-pound title.

In the beginning, it was planned for him to compete against Paulo Costa, but the Brazilian was forced to pull out because of medical issues. Because of Usman’s late substitution, the UFC was able to determine whether or not the bout would count toward title contention.

After three exhausting rounds, the fight was decided in Chimaev’s favor by a unanimous decision. Despite this, Sean Strickland is not convinced that the native of Chechnya’s victory was conclusive enough to merit a run at the crown.

Strickland mentioned in an interview with UFC Fight Pass’s Extra Rounds that despite the fact that Khamzat Chimaev’s bout was for a significant amount of money, the fighter has not yet earned the right to compete for the championship. In his words:

“Chimaev’s ability to sell battles is the only thing I admire about him… To me, he is nothing more than a fing paycheck. He brings in a lot of money for the battles. People spend money to watch him, yet he has not earned it in the slightest. Despite the fact that he does not in the least bit deserve it, here we are… I’m going to go fing fight the man for a full five rounds… He does not in the f least bit deserve it, and winning a decision against a welterweight who came straight off the couch is in no way equivalent to earning it.

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