Sean Strickland Says The UFC Blocked A Jake Paul Fight – ‘He Doesn’t Make Money’

Sean Strickland has said the UFC prevented him from fighting Jake Paul

The former UFC Middleweight Champion responded to a call out after Paul reacted to his sparring video with the influencer Sneako. Strickland was accused of ‘bullying’ Sneako for going full throttle in the sparring session, as Sneako left with a bloody nose. 

Strickland responded by issuing a ‘death threat,’ to Paul, stating he would face the boxer without any cameras as they fired verbal shots.

“Jake Paul is an utter f***ing joke…..You box small retired old mma fighters and you sell sugar water to kids.. If it were legal I’d take your f***ing life with a smile on my face. Is there any place on this earth [where] I can take this man’s life and walk?” Strickland revealed
“Actually Jake I’ll make you a better deal because money can’t buy happiness and you have plenty of it and your’e still a c**t…….No cameras, me and you in a desert….That would buy my happiness…No Instagram, no likes, no games….Just you that’s what I want,” Strickland added 

That never happened, and now Strickland has claimed a fight was impossible due to the UFC and Paul’s lack of star power. 

“It is impossible for me to do that. I actually talked to [UFC Chief Business Officer] Hunter [Campbell], and I was like ‘Hunter, I will fight this man. You let Conor McGregor fight [Floyd] Mayweather, this is an easier fight, easier money, can I do that? Hunter explained to me that [Paul] sells no fights. When they have fights, they give away tickets. He doesn’t make money. His target audience is children. They don’t buy pay-per-views. Here’s the thing Jake Paul, you clearly know I can’t fight you. We know this. The UFC knows this,” Strickland said 

Facing Strickland makes no sense for Paul, given his last performance. The Problem Child beat his first-ever professional boxer by stopping Andre August in the first round. He has followed that up with a fight against Ryan Bourland on March 2, a former Golden Gloves Champion. While it would do big numbers, a Paul vs Strickland fight is unlikely. 

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