Tue. Aug 16th, 2022

Sean Strickland isn’t planning on getting a filter anytime soon… especially if he’s crowned a UFC Champion.

The sometimes censored UFC Middleweight contender is entering his second main event in a row. Strickland will face off against Jack Hermansson this weekend at UFC Vegas 47.

Ahead of the headliner, Strickland is spewing a lot of words, as he usually does. Now that he’s a top contender, he believes he can say a lot more controversial things without having to worry about his career being on the line.

“I’m getting to a point where I can say sh*t and not get cut from the UFC,” Strickland said during media day. “Before, it’s like, ‘Oh man, I wasn’t good.’ Like, I couldn’t say sh*t because Dana White would be like, ‘Hey, go f—k that white trash motherf*cker. Get him out of here.’

“But now, since I’m growing a little bit more like, you know, fan base, people want to watch me fight, I can say a lot more offensive sh*t.”

The ‘offensive sh*t’ won’t come to a halt when Strickland has gold around his waist. While the crown remains to be seen on the head of Strickland, he may be a fight or two away from a title shot.

If Strickland wins the world title (hypothetically), it could be a big PR problem for the UFC. It turns out the controversial Strickland isn’t planning on changing at all, considering he gets that spotlight.

He actually looks to take his actions to a whole new level. Strickland isn’t afraid of getting ‘cancelled’ even if he gets to that world stage that comes with being a UFC Champion.

“It’s even better then, because when you’re a champion I can go full Conor McGregor. I can go hit an old guy at a bar, f*cking throw a [dolly], assault Khabib’s manager (Ali Abdelaziz]. It’s f*cking even better.”

Buses beware. You may have another dolly coming at you, if Sean Strickland somehow achieves a championship.

By Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago is a 20-year-old journalist out of Texas. He is the founder of MMA Island and also works for MiddleEasy.com.