Shevchenko on Friday fired off a uncommon shot on social media after the UFC middleweight champion insulted Paige VanZant and known as girls’s MMA “lame.” Strickland’s remarks got here after VanZant recently told the Only Stans podcast that she earned extra money in simply 24 hours on her Solely Followers platform than by all of her struggle purses mixed.
Strickland’s feedback may be seen beneath.
Paige Vanzant stated she made extra on solely followers in 24 hours than she did within the UFC. Let’s unpack..
1. You have been signed since you’re sizzling.
2. Girls’s mma is lame.
3. Males pays extra to see you bare than to look at you struggle.
Keep at school children, preventing sucks lol
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) November 9, 2023
A former flyweight champion, Shevchenko is mostly hailed as one of many best blended martial artists in UFC historical past, no matter gender. The 35-year-old racked up seven consecutive title defenses after capturing the UFC flyweight title with a victory over Joanna Jędrzejczyk in 2018. Her run of dominance included victories over Liz Carmouche, Jessica Andrade, Taila Santos, and Lauren Murphy previous to her beautiful loss at Alexa Grasso.
Shevchenko, who began her skilled MMA profession all the best way again in 2003, returned fireplace at Strickland on social media on Friday, telling the UFC middleweight champ that he appeared “extra like an offended child” in his divisive feedback about VanZant.
Her response may be seen beneath.
Fascinating unpack right here
That appears extra like an offended child, who bought much less cash in his complete fighter profession than feminine fighters do!
Good attempt, possibly UFC will see that and add some money to your purse subsequent time.
However for now bare is you might be https://t.co/17IfqFmS06
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) November 11, 2023
Strickland is presently scheduled to make the primary protection of his title in opposition to Dricus du Plessis on January 20 at UFC 297. Shevchenko is presently unbooked following her two-fight championship sequence with Grasso, the newest of which resulted in a cut up draw.
The present middleweight champ later doubled down on his opinion when reacting to Shevchenko’s remark.
Valentina you misplaced to a woman who pulls guard, you appear like you discovered placing from a YouTube video. LMAO feminine MMA. It is like watching youngsters struggle it is enjoyable however everyone knows it is trash. You solely have a job as a result of when to place heels on and take off your garments https://t.co/pMumY27Djc
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) November 11, 2023
That drew a response from UFC Corridor of Famer Forrest Griffin, probably organising one other sort of showdown between Strickland and Shevchenko.
I’d watch out on that one even when she will be able to’t out struggle you she will be able to in all probability outshoot you
— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) November 11, 2023
Shevchenko wasn’t executed after Strickland’s newest tweet.