Sean Strickland has recently been making waves with his controversial social media posts once again. This time, he retweeted Ian Miles Cheong, known for his right-wing views, and commented on a beauty pageant contestant’s appearance, sparking a debate about her weight.
This is not the first time Strickland has made polarizing comments about women on social media. He previously targeted Paige VanZant, saying that she was only signed because of her looks and making disparaging remarks about women’s MMA. He also engaged in a back-and-forth with Valentina Shevchenko, criticizing her fighting skills and making derogatory comments about women in MMA.
Despite the controversy surrounding his social media presence, Strickland has been steadily gaining popularity among fans. He is set to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Dricus Du Plessis in January 2024.
Strickland’s rise to fame reached new heights when he defeated Israel Adesanya to claim the middleweight title at UFC 293. The upcoming defense of his championship at UFC 297 is eagerly anticipated by fans.
But Strickland’s polarizing social media takes continue to draw attention and criticism, making him a divisive figure in the world of combat sports.