Sean Strickland is not any fan of Jon Jones.
Earlier this month, UFC 285 noticed a heavier returning “Bones” Jones step into the octagon for the primary time in simply over three years. A primary-round guillotine choke submission shortly spelled the top for the top-ranked contender Ciryl Gane, leading to Jones’ crowning as the brand new heavyweight champion. Contained in the cage, Jones has established himself as an simple expertise. Exterior, nonetheless, there are a number of incidents which have left followers and fighters alike bitter on the MMA legend.
Jones has managed to remain out of bother since September 2021 when he was concerned in an alleged home violence incident involving his long-time fiancee Jesse Moses in Las Vegas. The fees had been dropped later that yr, however Jones’ prolonged checkered historical past nonetheless clouds his greatness for the middleweight contender Strickland.
“I assure Jon Jones’ spouse put up an even bigger battle than Ciryl Gane,” Strickland instructed Helen Yee. “That man got here out scared, he didn’t wish to f****** be there.
“Let me say one factor about f****** Jon Jones. Best fighter on the earth, however Jon Jones sucks, you guys. He’s failed essentially the most drug exams, he f****** beat his spouse bloody, he hit a pregnant girl and drove off breaking her arms. So, my factor is, sure, you might have been the best fighter, however with what number of drug exams you failed, it’s not proper. Jon Jones ought to by no means be allowed to battle within the UFC once more. It’s a mockery that they let him battle.
“Stipe [Miocic], bro, please, man. Do it for me,” he continued. “Stipe, if you wish to practice, come right here, I’ll be your punching bag, we are able to battle every single day. Regardless of the f*** you want, Stipe. I’m your man. Come practice with me. Come to Xtreme Couture. I f****** received you. I’ll wrestle you all day lengthy, dude. All day lengthy.”
Going into UFC 285, Jones made it clear he’d like two particular fights earlier than he was carried out competing professionally: Gane and former champion Miocic. With the promotion flying Miocic out to take a seat cageside on the occasion and all events have an interest. The matchup is hoped to come back to fruition in July at UFC 290 throughout Worldwide Struggle Week. Regardless of the 40-year-old Miocic’s subsequent battle finally ends up being, it will likely be his first since shedding the title in his March 2021 rematch with Francis Ngannou.
As for the always-outspoken Strickland, “Tarzan” has been eager for a pairing with Brazilian bruiser Paulo Costa since defeating Nassourdine Imavov in January. The one-time title challenger Costa was speculated to battle as just lately as UFC 284 final month towards Robert Whittaker, however contract negotiations dissolved the bout. With no timetable to share, Strickland now finds himself getting gives for the surging new contender Dricus Du Plessis as an alternative.
“Paulo Costa is the Dillon Danis of UFC,” Strickland mentioned. “The man don’t f****** battle. The second he mentioned that I hit my guys up and I used to be like, ‘Hey, is that this legit?’ They hit up UFC they usually mentioned that he’s simply f****** with you, he has no intention of combating, he’s in a contract negotiation. So, every thing Costa says is stuffed with s***. He has no intention to battle, he’s the f****** Dillon Danis of MMA. He’s a joke at this level.”
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I imply, Strickland primarily highlighted the purpose I made just lately about Jones. He’s the simple G.O.A.T. at this level… should you don’t care concerning the PED asterisks. In that case then it’s Georges St-Pierre. That’s all to debate anymore.
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