Strickland will fight for the middleweight title on September 9th, 2023, as he aims to shock the world. He is a massive underdog, as he arrives into the fight with two wins and two losses in his last four fights. While the pressure may be off him due to the expectation that Adesanya will win, Strickland has not done himself any favours when it comes to his preparation.
The fight will take place in Sydney, Australia, in what is expected to be a pro-Adesanya crowd. However, Strickland has not helped himself with reports that he allegedly assaulted a fan after the latter had been engaging in some trash talk. And now that the dust has settled down somewhat, Strickland was very vocal about what had happened.
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“I’d only been in Australia a day and already I’d committed an assault,” Strickland alleged. “Because anybody who wants a photo, man, I love the fans. But if you wanna come up to me and run your f***ing mouth, I’ll smack you like I smack anybody else,” Strickland
It is not exactly clear if this incident will stop there. No public footage of the altercation has been released, nor is it clear if the victim in question will take this further with the authorities. Regardless of what the case may be, Strickland has the fight of his life on September 9th, 2023. And there is no getting away from that.
However, if Strickland does manage to secure the win, he has already set his sights on what he would do with the belt. And rather than focusing on trying to keep it in his hands for as long as possible, Strickland admitted that he would even sell it off.
“Oh, I mean I’m probably gonna auction the motherf**ker off if anybody wants it,” Strickland