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Sean Strickland Drops Bombshell: 'I'll Quit UFC for Boxing

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland is contemplating a move to boxing if he doesn't get a rematch with Dricus du Plessis. Strickland, known as 'Tarzan,' has been inactive since his title defense against 'Stillknocks' at UFC 297 in January, which followed his victory over Israel Adesanya last September.

Sean Strickland

The UFC has been reluctant to book a rematch between Strickland and du Plessis, despite Strickland's repeated calls for it. Reports have surfaced about du Plessis potentially facing Adesanya in Australia later this year, further frustrating Strickland.

In a series of posts on social media platform X, Strickland expressed his desire for a rematch with du Plessis, citing the location of their previous bout as a factor in his loss. Strickland believes that if the fight had taken place elsewhere, the result would have been different.

"If I can't get my rematch with Dricus, I'm interested in a move to boxing," Strickland wrote. "The UFC fans want me and Dricus to settle it. Dricus wants to settle it. We all know I fought in a dirty liberal country who fucked me.
Dana knows it. The UFC knows it. IF IT WAS ANYONE ELSE ON THE ROSTER THE REMATCH WOULD HAPPEN! Do the right thing UFC."

Strickland's frustration stems from what he perceives as unfair treatment due to his political views, particularly his support for former President Donald Trump. Despite his loss to du Plessis, Strickland remains confident in his abilities and is willing to explore other opportunities, including a potential move to boxing.


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