Sean Strickland slams “f**king prostitute” Israel Adesanya ahead of UFC 293: “Izzy is the f**king definition of spineless”

By Susan Cox - September 5, 2023

Sean Strickland has gone off on Israel Adesanya ahead of their middleweight title fight at UFC 293.

Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya

It will be Sean Strickland (27-5 MMA) vs. Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA) this coming weekend, Saturday, September 9th at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The middleweight title bout is the pay-per-view headliner on ESPNews/ESPN+.

Adesanya, 34, last fought and defeated Alex Pereira (8-2 MMA) via KO to regain the middleweight crown at UFC 287 in April of this year.

Strickland, 32, has won 2 in a row coming into UFC 293, defeating Nassourdine Imavov (12-4 MMA) and Abusupiyan Magomedov (25-5 MMA) respectively.

Ahead of the highly anticipated match-up, Sean Strickland shared his thoughts on the upcoming title bout with ‘The Last Stylebender’ saying:

“Here’s the thing about Izzy: Izzy is the f*cking definition of spineless. That man will jump on all ball, any bandwagon that does him good. Look at me. (I’m) a man of the people.”

Continuing, ‘Tarzan’ proclaimed:

“The guy that f*cking paints his nails and has closet homosexual thoughts is calling me f*cking cringe? I don’t cringe. I don’t say anything cringe. I say things that are f*cking true. Izzy is a f*cking prostitute. Izzy would sell his f*cking ass for the dollar amount. If it was 1942, Izzy would be f*cking goose-stepping down the street. If we’ve learned anything about Izzy: That man has no spine. He has no backbone. One of the best kickboxers in the world. I admit that. But as far as being a man, I don’t know what the f*ck happened to you.”

Concluding, Sean Strickland shared (h/t MMAJunkie):

“We’ve been grappling our f*cking asses off. We’ve been doing all the work. But when I get in there, sometimes the retard takes over. Sometimes the CTE takes over. I’m like, ‘We’ll be f*cking kickboxing.’ So we’ll find out.”

Will you be watching this coming Saturday night? Do you think Strickland can take down Adesanya to claim the title?

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