Sean Strickland is offering up his help to Stipe Miocic.
Former UFC champion Stipe Miocic might be getting some help from an unlikely source for his upcoming fight. Miocic is set to return to the UFC later this year in a proposed title fight against the new champion of the heavyweight division, Jon Jones. Miocic has been out of competition for a few years but is still considered one of the best at heavyweight. He wants his belt back and will have to take on one of the best fighters of all time to do it.
Much has been said about this bout between Miocic and Jones. Jones made the jump up to heavyweight while taking three years off. He won the belt in impressive fashion as he defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Now people think his real test will be taking down Miocic. The question remains, however, how will Miocic look after so much time off?
Sean Strickland is offering to help Stip Miocic with his task of taking down Jon Jones
Sean Strickland is one of the most outspoken fighters on the UFC roster. Now he is turning his attention to this blockbuster fight between Jones and Miocic. He is expressing his disdain for Jones while offering to help out Miocic in a way that only Strickland can. He spoke to Helen Yee about this on YouTube.
“Greatest fighter in the world, but Jon Jones sucks. He’s failed the most drug tests, he beat his wife bloody, he hit a pregnant lady and drove off,” he said. “You could’ve been the greatest fighter, but with how many drug tests you’ve failed, it’s not right. Stipe bro. Please, man, do it for me. Stipe, if you want to train, come here. I’ll be your punching bag. We could fight every day. Whatever the f–k you need Stipe, I’m your man.”
Strickland only has one win in his last three bouts. Miocic on the other hand is the only heavyweight champion with six title fight wins in that division. It seems that Stricklnads offer is more of a joke than a reality but he has been running training sessions with some of the best in the UFC over the past few years. Fighters he has trained with included Darren Till, Khamzat Chimaev, and Chris Curtis. Miocic is also a full-time firefighter and seems to be planning to train at home around his work schedule.