Sean Strickland Responds To Joe Rogan’s Negative Comments About Sneako Sparring Session: ‘They Want To Be Special’

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland fired back at Joe Rogan regarding controversial sparring session.

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Sean Strickland (left) and Joe Rogan (right)(Images via Instagram @StricklandMMA)

Sean Strickland responded to Joe Rogan claiming he’s a “bad person” for beating up a live streamer in a “friendly” sparring session. 

Earlier this month, Strickland met up with a well-known social media influencer named Sneako at the UFC Performance Institute. Sneako, who has minimal combat sports experience, challenged the former UFC middleweight champion to a sparring session and the latter agreed. 

Strickland didn’t go easy on Sneako, leading to controversial footage of him beating up the live streamer. In the aftermath of the collaboration, Strickland received backlash for trying to hurt Sneako, and the latter was banned from the UFC PI. 

Joe Rogan reacted to the sparring session during an episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience

“If I know that I can f*ck you up, and I f*ck you up, I’m probably a bad person. It’s never good that a guy who is some trained killer goes after some regular guy, picks a fight with him, and f*cks him up. It’s never thought of as good. It’s always negative like almost entirely negative like the entire fanbase will recognize that terrible behavior.”

Strickland responded to Rogan’s previously mentioned comments by saying: 

“It bothers them because they want to be special. They want me to be special. You go look at sporting events, you go look when they eat dinner, they are treated like they are special but that is designed that way. They want you guys to know that you’re not special. They want you guys to know that when you’re sitting in that f*cking nosebleed seat, you’re not special, even though you are the motherf*ckers that finance this sport. They want you guys to know that you suck.”

Watch the entire video of Strickland sparring Sneako below: 

Sean Strickland says “f*ck these people” who think they are special

Sean Strickland has become a fan favorite by being humble before and after his tenure as the UFC middleweight champion. Strickland has also been outspoken about high-profile celebrities and athletes thinking they are better than other people. 

Strickland had this to say during his reaction video to Joe Rogan’s comments:

“When I go and wrestle a guy on the f*cking ski slopes, that is f*cking awesome, man. I love the fact that you woke up, you went snowboarding, you see me, and you say, ‘I want to fight that guy.’ I f*cking love it, I respect it. I respect Sneako for getting his a*s kicked. So he got his a*s kicked, we all get our a*s kicked. I get my a*s kicked every day in life, training, and in fight, by the f*cking government.”

Strickland continued: 

“We all get our a*s kicked. Make no mistake, what bothers them the f*cking most is that I tell them they are not special, when I tell them they are just a bunch of c*nts behind a camera. F*ck these people.”

Regardless of the backlash, Sean Strickland has no plans to change his way of life. In fact, Strickland continues to be one of the biggest fan favorites due to his willingness to engage with anyone, anywhere, and accept their challenges to spar or wrestle.

Watch Strickland respond to Rogan’s comments below:

Published on February 25, 2024 at 3:47 pm
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