Sean Strickland needs a rematch towards Alex Pereira.
The UFC middleweight contender had a six-fight win streak snapped by Pereira, who added Strickland to his resume with a first-round KO at UFC 276 this previous July. Within the aftermath, ‘Tarzan’ was criticized for utilizing a ‘stand-and-trade’ technique for a former two-division GLORY kickboxing champion.
Regardless of the disastrous outcome, Strickland advised Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie not too long ago that he would use the very same technique towards Pereira, ought to he get a rematch sooner or later.
“He’s a f—king huge motherf—king Brazilian who hits like f—king dynamite,” mentioned Strickland. “I imply, f—okay. I’ll offer you guys a pointer: You stand in entrance of that motherf—ker and bang, any individual goes to sleep and it’s most certainly going to be you.
“And if I fought the man once more, I’d do the identical f—king factor,” continued Strickland. “I’d put this (proper) hand a little bit bit extra proper right here (up).”
Earlier than he can get a rematch towards the newly topped UFC middleweight champion, Strickland has an opportunity to return to the win column on the remaining UFC occasion of 2022. The Syndicate MMA product shares the Octagon with Jared Cannonier for his subsequent combat at UFC Vegas 66.
With a couple of extra wins, Strickland might earn his first UFC championship alternative. And if he does, he hopes Pereira continues to be on the prime of the division.
“The man f—king hits exhausting, dude,” mentioned Strickland. “That motherf—ker — he has dynamite in his palms, however [I] received to get a pair wins below my belt, and hopefully he’s nonetheless the champ and we’ll run it again.”
UFC Vegas 66 goes down on Sat., Dec. 17, on the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Cannonier vs. Strickland serves because the headliner.