Sean Strickland gave an expletive rant as he acknowledged his case for a UFC middleweight title shot after securing a second-round TKO win over Abusupiyan Magomedov on Saturday.
Making his fourth look in a headlining spot, Strickland possessed a big expertise edge over his Magomedov however discovered himself on the again foot throughout the first spherical.
The German middleweight edged the primary 5 minutes by peppering Strickland with a constant stream of leg kicks and securing a takedown.
Strickland picked up the momentum within the second spherical although, and overwhelmed his opponent earlier than dropping and stopping Magomedov to safe his first UFC end since 2020.
Victory marked the fourteenth time Strickland has had his hand raised since signing with the UFC in 2014, and the at all times outspoken fighter insisted that he has earned his shot on the title.
Sean Strickland defeated Abusupiyan Magomedov in the principle occasion of UFC on ESPN 48
Victory will possible transfer 32-year-old to inside touching distance of the middleweight prime 5
After his victory Strickland insisted he has completed sufficient for a shot at Israel Adesanya
Adesanya doesn’t at present have a struggle booked however will possible struggle the winner of Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis subsequent week
‘F***, man. It must occur, you guys,’ Strickland informed reporters on the post-fight press convention.
‘We all know Izzy is on f****** repeat, dude. They attempt to carry Abus (in). That is what the UFC stated, « Man, the middleweight division is stagnant. Let’s get Abus in right here. He would possibly beat Sean ».
‘And I am like, « Yeah proper, mom f*****. Wait till you see what occurs ». Each time they’ve tried to carry new blood, (like) the Frenchie I fought earlier than, I despatched him house.
‘This man, I despatched him again. Each time they attempt to carry new blood in, I ship them again. Give me the f****** title. I earned it.’
Adesanya is at present with out an opponent after having reclaimed his middleweight belt by KO’ing previous rival Alex Pereira at UFC 287 in April.
The most probably possibility for the following contender appears to be the winner of Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis on Saturday.
Nonetheless, if the heavy favorite Whittaker prevails at UFC 290 the previous champion will face off towards Adesanya within the Octagon for the third time having misplaced their earlier two conferences, including credence to Strickland’s argument a few lack of recent blood within the division.
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