Sean Strickland doesn’t suppose too extremely of former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) suffered a second-round TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) earlier this month at UFC 290, the place he claimed that he didn’t present up.
Strickland (27-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), who may very well be closing in on a title shot quickly, was not impressed with Whittaker’s efficiency.
“Whittaker form of seemed like sh*t, man,” Strickland instructed Helen Yee. “I feel it’s form of bizarre. I feel everyone thought Whittaker form of seemed like sh*t. Perhaps Dricus is that awkward that he made him appear to be sh*t. However like, Whittaker’s simply this one-trick pony. Whittaker can combat, however he’s a one-trick f*cking pony. The second that f*cking trick doesn’t land, and now it comes right down to combating within the pocket – in the case of doing anything in addition to a karate blitz, he doesn’t actually have it.
“He did some sh*tty shot. I feel Whittaker, each time that karate blitz wasn’t touchdown, he began having these f*cking wheels begin spinning, like, ‘Oh man, the factor that I do to everyone will not be working. What do I do now? I suppose we wrestle.’ And that didn’t work. It’s like, ‘What will we do now?’ If you’re a one-trick pony and that one trick works so much, it’s f*cking nice. However when it doesn’t work, it’s time to f*cking do the person dance.”
With champ Israel Adesanya insinuating that No. 1 contender Du Plessis can’t make UFC 293 on Sept. 9 in Sydney, “The Final Stylebender” referred to as for Strickland to face him, however Strickland needs a rise in pay earlier than leaping into the title alternative.
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