Strickland was called out for a $1million spar by YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul after a video emerged of the UFC star beating up popular streamer Sneako
Sean Strickland is willing to take up Jake Paul’s $1million boxing offer but admitted the UFC would likely sue him.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul called out Strickland for a $1million spar over the weekend after a video emerged of the UFC star battering popular online streamer Sneako. Strickland faced heavy criticism for going too hard on Sneako, who has no fighting experience, and ignoring his team throwing in a towel to stop the spar on three separate occasions.
Strickland countered Paul’s $1million offer by challenging him to a fight in the desert with no cameras. “I think the UFC would sue the f*** out of me but yes, I would do that in a heartbeat. More than likely they would sue the f*** out of me, but fly out to the desert bro. Im your man, if you’ve got the plane then show up,” Strickland told Vitaly.
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Strickland’s UFC contract prohibits him from fighting anywhere else and being paid from it, which is why he would be unable to accept Paul’s offer. The social media star was then mocked for losing to a ‘part time boxer’ in Tommy Fury and fighting retired MMA fighters such as Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley.
“Jake you might be rich but you’re not a man, your byproduct of society that has fallen. Your trolls will rally around you and be inspired to be like you but understand one thing, you and your troll army are not my equals. Enjoy your virtual world with the understanding that you’re a cancer on this country. Money will never buy you dignity,” Strickland wrote.
“I want to conclude this, I want you all to understand the phenomenon that is Jake. You’re a professional troll, you fight retired small MMA fighters because you’re a troll but the worst part of it all is that you’re a cancer. You inspire people to accomplish nothing, to be nothing. You inspire people to be trolls because you were successful at it.”
Paul, who his boxing return at the start of next month as he fights unknown professional boxer Ryan Bourland in Puerto Rico, then responded: “Thanks for admitting I would make easy work of you in the boxing ring and ducking the offer. Now I will let you continue your meltdown.”