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Sean Strickland not enthusiastic about combating Robert Whittaker, ‘will wait’ for UFC title shot

June 26, 2024 11:45 am ET Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland doesn’t intend on fighting again until he gets another title shot. After losing his title to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 in January, Strickland (29-6 MMA, 16-6 UFC) rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Paulo Costa at UFC 302. Robert Whittaker

Sean Strickland not enthusiastic about combating Robert Whittaker, ‘will wait’ for UFC title shot


Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland doesn’t intend on combating once more till he will get one other title shot.

After shedding his title to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 in January, Strickland (29-6 MMA, 16-6 UFC) rebounded with a unanimous choice win over Paulo Costa at UFC 302.

Robert Whittaker (26-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) can be coming off a latest win over Costa, in addition to a first-round knockout of Ikram Aliskerov in this past Saturday’s UFC on ABC 6 headliner. With Strickland and Whittaker vying for a title shot, Whittaker stated he’s prepared to struggle Strickland for a No. 1 contender spot, however Strickland is not on board.

“Hold getting requested to struggle 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 in opposition to Costa. I’ll wait…..”

I hold getting requested to struggle 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 in opposition to Costa.

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I’ll wait…..

— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) June 25, 2024

Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) makes his first title protection in opposition to Israel Adesanya (24-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) within the UFC 305 headliner Aug. 17 at RAC Area in Perth (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+). Strickland dethroned Adesanya at UFC 293 earlier than shedding his title to Du Plessis in a detailed choice loss.

Whittaker misplaced to Adesanya twice in title fights and to Du Plessis at UFC 290. He provided to function a backup for the title struggle between Du Plessis and Adesanya – an idea UFC CEO Dana White is all for.

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