Sean Strickland voiced his frustration with fans who buy Jake Paul’s pay-per-views.
On Saturday, August 5, Paul bounced back from his first professional boxing loss with a unanimous decision win against Nate Diaz. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has continued to showcase phenomenal marketing, drawing a massive amount of attention to his events.
During an interview with Full Send MMA, Strickland was asked about Paul’s latest win. The number five-ranked UFC middleweight responded by addressing fans who buy the pay-per-views featuring ‘The Problem Child’:
“I’m not hating on Jake Paul. I’m hating on you f*cking r*tards cause you open your f*cking checkbook like a bunch of f*cking idiots and you just give him money. I think Jake Paul is a f*cking genius, and I think you guys are f*cking idiots. So, if you guys have a way to give me your money, whatever I gotta do, I’ll do it. Let me know what you f*cking idiots want to watch.”
Paul proved to be a pay-per-view draw when he lost against Tommy Fury in February of this year. The Saudia Arabia-based event allegedly sold over 500k PPVs, which is impressive considering ‘The Problem Child’ first fought five years ago.
It’s unclear how many PPVs were sold for Paul’s recent fight against Diaz.
Sean Strickland wants Jake Paul to fight a legitimate boxer
Jake Paul holds a professional boxing record of 7-1, with four wins by KO/TKO. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has improved rapidly, but doubters continue to question his skills because he’s yet to defeat a pure boxer.
Instead, Paul has defeated AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley x2, Anderson Silva, and Nate Diaz. During the same interview with Full Send MMA, Sean Strickland called out Paul by claiming he doesn’t deserve respect for his fighting resume:
“Let me tell you. I have a buddy, Robin Safar, 13-0, 16-0, Vegas guy. He’s looking for a big fight, good boxer. Go beat that guy then you have my respect, but as of now, You have not done sh*t. You had a small test and you f*cking lost. Nate Diaz don’t count. So, again, he’s fighting these old f*cking cans. You want a real f*cking fight, Paul? I’ll go find you a great boxer that will f*cking put you on the floor.”
Sean Strickland has a massive opportunity in his next Octagon appearance. On September 9, the 32-year-old middleweight will challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title. Strickland will be a sizeable underdog heading into the UFC 293 main event, but he plans to shock the world and secure a life-changing win.