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Sean Strickland dismisses doable Robert Whittaker conflict after UFC Saudi Arabia: “I’ll wait”

Sean Strickland declines Robert Whittaker No. 1 contender fight In a recent tweet, Strickland shut down the possibility of facing Whittaker next. I keep getting asked to fight whittaker. I beat Izzy, the world knows I beat dricus. Whittaker lost to both. I am the number 1 contender, I defended that spot easily against Costa.

Sean Strickland dismisses doable Robert Whittaker conflict after UFC Saudi Arabia: “I’ll wait”

Sean Strickland declines Robert Whittaker No. 1 contender combat

In a latest tweet, Strickland shut down the potential of dealing with Whittaker subsequent.

I hold getting requested to combat whittaker. I beat Izzy, the world is aware of I beat dricus.

Whittaker misplaced to each.

I’m the number one contender, I defended that spot simply towards Costa.

I’ll wait…..

— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) June 25, 2024

“I hold getting requested to combat [Robert] whittaker,” Strickland tweeted. “I beat Izzy, the world is aware of I beat dricus. Whittaker misplaced to each. I’m the number one contender, I defended that spot simply towards Costa.

“I’ll wait…..”

Strickland and Whittaker are each hoping for rematches, whatever the du Plessis vs. Adesanya outcome. Whittaker misplaced to du Plessis at UFC 290 by TKO and has two losses on his file towards Adesanya.

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Strickland pulled off one of many greatest upsets in UFC historical past when he dethroned Adesanya at UFC 293. He’s defeated the likes of Abus Magomedov, Nassourdine Imavov, and Jack Hermansson throughout his UFC tenure.

Whereas a matchup with Whitaker is sensible for each side, Strickland isn’t backing down from his holding sample, and time will inform if his plan pays off.

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