Sean Strickland is no stranger to expressing his (often times controversial) opinions publicly.
For example, in a recent interview with Nina-Marie Daniele, he said that “Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t work”.
Strickland began by emphasizing that he much more prefers striking to wrestling…
And that he’s probably going to be exchanging lots of punches with Israel Adesanya, who he’s fighting for the title at UFC 293:
I’ve been wrestling a lot in camp but sometimes you know, you get up there and you look at another man and I think to myself: “I want to f*cking stand and bang with this guy.”
So I probably should wrestle, but that’s probably not going to happen. It’s not going to happen.
But I should wrestle, I’ve been planning to wrestle.
When it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu however, Strickland doesn’t see any value in it – nor does he train in the gi anymore:
Yeah I got (a black belt) a while ago, it’s bullsh*t, it doesn’t work.
It doesn’t work, you guys, Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t work. It don’t work.
It’s in my trunk somewhere, the black belt.
I lost my gi, I don’t wear it anymore.
Sean Strickland said he’s been wrestling a lot in camp but doesn’t plan to wrestle or use jiujitsu on Israel Adesanya because “that sh*t don’t work” LOL What do you guys think? @SStricklandMMA #UFC293 pic.twitter.com/3y7Tbx7w4Q
— Nina-Marie Daniele (@ninamdrama) August 28, 2023