It does not appear that Sean Strickland places a significant amount of importance on becoming the holder of a UFC championship belt.
Caroline Pearce, a journalist, and the middleweight champion were seen interacting in a video that was uploaded to TNT Sports by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the video, Strickland was questioned about his time spent as a champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The character known as “Tarzan” revealed that the excitement was only temporary and that the accomplishment would not be significant in the long run. The addition that Strickland made was that he is more concerned about depositing substantial amounts of money into his bank account:
“I mean, it’s cool for the first hour or so in the beginning. But when it comes down to it, guys, it doesn’t make a difference. You should know that it won’t make a difference when I retire in five or six years. All I want is a massive bank account that is f**king large.
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Israel Adesanya was the opponent that Strickland faced in his most recent bout, which took place at UFC 293, and it was for the middleweight championship. The Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia served as the location for the event, which took place in September of twentieth century.
‘The Last Stylebender’ was defeated by the 32-year-old’s superior performance throughout the bulk of the bout, which lasted for a total of 25 minutes. Strickland was proclaimed the victor by the judges in a unanimous decision after the main event was placed on the scorecards of the judges.
Sean O’Malley gives his prediction for Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis
This next weekend, at UFC 297, which is the first pay-per-view event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2024, Sean Strickland will make his maiden championship defense against Dricus du Plessis. Taking place on January 20 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, the fight is scheduled to take place.
Sean O’Malley, the current bantamweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has now provided his thoughts on the upcoming title fight. At a recent episode of the BroMalleyShow, ‘Sugar’ discussed his feelings over the incident that took place.
O’Malley suggested that if the middleweight champion were to perform in the same manner that he did against Israel Adesanya, then Strickland would be able to get his hand raised at the conclusion of the fight:
It is my opinion that Sean Strickland will be victorious over DDP if he shows up as he did against Izzy. I mean, he appeared to be pretty cool when confronted by Izzy… It would be a nightmare to play five fives against Strickland… It’s hard for me to say… I simply have a feeling that Strickland is capable of completing the task at hand.