UFC middleweight Sean Strickland is back in the headlines after a recent controversial tweet about the topic of homosexuality.
Strickland is scheduled to return to the UFC octagon on Feb. 6 against Jack Hermansson, in a pivotal middleweight matchup. He was originally slated to face former middleweight champ, Luke Rockhold, earlier this year before Rockhold pulled out due to an injury.
While Strickland has impressed the masses with his skills inside the octagon during his five-fight winning streak, he’s rubbed some fans the wrong way with his controversial actions outside of it. During a recent tweet, Strickland answered a fan’s question about how he would react if he found out his son was a homosexual.
“If I had a gay son I would think I failed as a man to create such weakness,” Strickland said. “If I had a whore for a daughter, I’d think she just wanted to be like her Dad.”
Sean Strickland Continues To Raise Eyebrows
This isn’t the first time that Strickland has had something controversial to say. After his latest win over Uriah Hall, he alluded to his desire to kill someone in the cage and that committing murder in an MMA fight wouldn’t concern him.
Strickland also recently was involved in a road rage incident which he shared on his Instagram, in which he threatened a nearby driver and challenged him to a fight.
Despite his controversial antics, Strickland remains one of the brightest prospects at 185 pounds. He’s won five fights in a row over the likes of Hall, Brendan Allen, and Krzysztof Jotko. If he’s able to get past Hermansson, there’s a good chance he would emerge in the title shot discussion.
Strickland is never afraid to speak his mind, but his approach to social media has divided fans and critics of his unlike most athletes today.
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