Strickland has been in Florida training for his upcoming fight at UFC 276 while also helping Bellator contender Johnny Eblen get ready for his fight against Gegard Mousasi later this month.
A rare apology
While training at American Top Team, Strickland met PFL superstar Kayla Harrison and issued an apology on his Instagram.
“So I finally met @judokayla in person and I thought “this is all an act, no way one girl could be this obnoxious, aggressive and arrogant” 100 percent who she is lmao!! That being said Kayla sorry I was an asshole to you on Twitter and id almost call us friends. Enjoy your millions, you’ve made more than me in 3 years than I’ve made my entire career!! BYE @americantopteam,” Strickland wrote.
Harrison commented, “apology accepted.”
Strickland bashed the two-time PFL champion after her win over Marina Mokhnatkina last month.
In a since-deleted tweet (because Srickland got banned on Twitter), he wrote, “Watching @KaylaH struggle with this low level girl just reminds me why shes not in the UFC. Stay in the PFL take your easy Ws in the scrub league…”
— 🇹🇭 (@yudostyle) June 11, 2022
Strickland would backtrack about the PFL in a later tweet but would double down on Harrison.
“I miss spoke about the PFL… I think Kayla is a glorified can crusher and the women’s league in the PFL needs some work… but there is some warriors in all other weight classes. The pfl needs to work harder in their female fighter roster,” Strickland wrote.
The outspoken middleweight returns to action next month at UFC 276 against Alex Pereira. With a win, Strickland could earn a title shot,