On a recent episode of the Jaxxon Podcast, 155-pound UFC competitor Bobby Green (30-14) expressed that he had gotten the better of current middleweight champion Sean Strickland (28-5) in past sparring sessions.
Green, who has two wins in his last six fights, will headline UFC Fight Night this Saturday versus Grant Dawson (20-1), from inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Tensions are high heading into tomorrow's main event!
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While Green enters this main event bout as a considerable underdog, he feels that his experience and tough training has prepared him for nearly any situation inside the Octagon, and has plans to prove the betting experts wrong. Meanwhile, Dawson, who broke into the UFC rankings following his win on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, is riding an 11-fight win streak and has only been beaten once in his professional career.
“Shout out to Strickland. A little backstory, my dad, I got a little white dad, he’s a black belt. He got his black belt from Sean’s coach. So, out of respect, because Sean was trying to have his MMA career go, we must have been 21, 22, he would call me to go over and spar with Sean. Sean was fighting at 185, I’m a 155’er. But, I would beat the dog shit out of him. Ask him to this day, he’ll say Bobby Green is a problem,”
Bobby Green says he used to beat the dog shit out of Sean Strickland in sparring and believes he learned the Philly Shell from himself and Lorenz Larkin via the JAXXON Podcast pic.twitter.com/aWLzQ2Ir5Q
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In addition to claiming that he was giving Strickland all kinds of problems while training together, Green also credits himself for the Philly Shell defense that Strickland has made a massive part of his fighting style.
Regardless of his past wins in the gym, Green needs to stay focused on the tough task at hand, as he prepares to face the top 10 ranked lightweight in Grant Dawson.