Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland is not one to shy away from speaking his mind. Most recently, he has found himself once again in the news. This time, after posting a tweet concerning homosexuality.

Sean Tweets About Homosexuality

This particular tweet was posted in response to a tweet asking Strickland how he would feel if his son was homosexual. In response, Strickland stated that he would feel as if he “failed as a man” if his son came out as homosexual. This tweet has garnered lots of negative attention, but this is not the first time Strickland has raised eyebrows with his comments outside of the octagon.

“If I had a gay son I would think I failed as a man to create such weakness,” Strickland said. “If I had a whore for a daughter I’d think she just wanted to be like her dad lol!!”

The comments wouldn’t end there. With criticism pouring in, Strickland would add some fuel to the fire.

“LISTEN gay men are great,” Strickland added. “I support them and their choices. freedom! Gay guys have it made. Most gay guys I know are always happy. They all just get to hang with buddies all day and have sex.. us straight men, we’re f*cked… we gotta do some serious work to get laid. Not fair.”

Sean Strickland: The Most Controversial UFC Fighter?

As Strickland has ascended up the middleweight rankings, most recently beating Uriah Hall in dominant fashion, he has also attracted attention through his crazy and controversial presence in interviews and on social media. Strickland has had many moments that have left MMA fans scratching their heads.

Over the past year, he stated how he desires to kill someone in an MMA fight. He also discussed masturbation in a UFC post fight press conference. Strickland has even accused middleweight champion Israel Adesanya of steroid use. The list goes on and on.

His latest tweet, while controversial, is not surprising, and fans have almost come to expect this behavior from Strickland. He is no doubt one of the brightest prospects in the division. However, his personality, social media presence, and interviews have continued to stir the pot and baffle fans and critics alike. In fact, Strickland has already been banned from Instagram, and many wonder if Twitter will soon follow.

 

Strickland’s Strategy: Controversy?

This most recent tweet begs the question if this is some sort of strategy by Strickland in order to keep his name in the MMA news cycle. Unlike many athletes of today, Strickland seems to jump into controversy rather than trying to avoid it.

However, he will have to begin to watch what he says, as continuing to criticize groups like the LGBTQ community can lead to many fans turning on him. Along with this, these type of comments can also lead him being banned by social platforms.

Up next, Strickland has a fight with Jack Hermansson. This fight is scheduled to take place on February 6 as the main event of a UFC Fight Night card. In this spot, Strickland will have plenty of media opportunities to continue his antics. Currently, Strickland is ranked as the #7 middleweight, one spot behind Hermansson at #6. So, this is also a big fight for both competitors’ divisional positioning.

I’m sure many will be watching to see not only what Strickland says, but if he can keep his win streak rolling in the octagon.

 

By James Harrell

I am a sophomore undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University studying communications. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in sports journalism and broadcasting. I grew up in Mississippi and have always had a passion for sports and sports writing. Recently, I have grown to love MMA and the UFC, and now, it is by far my favorite sport! Check out my articles for breaking news, analysis, and opinions on all the hottest topics and fighters in the combat sports world.