Morning Legend: Sean Strickland blasts ‘mockery’ Jon Jones, invites Stipe Miocic to prepare in preparation

Sean Strickland is no longer any fan of Jon Jones.

Earlier this month, UFC 285 seen a heavier returning “Bones” Jones step into the octagon for the first time in appropriate over three years. A first-rate-spherical guillotine choke submission immediate spelled the extinguish for the head-ranked contender Ciryl Gane, leading to Jones’ crowning because the unusual heavyweight champion. Within the cage, Jones has established himself as an undeniable capability. Begin air, nonetheless, there are several incidents that enjoy left followers and warring parties alike sour on the MMA memoir.

Jones has managed to cease out of tension since September 2021 when he modified into all in favour of an alleged domestic violence incident inspiring his long-time fiancee Jesse Moses in Las Vegas. The prices had been dropped later that 365 days, but Jones’ prolonged checkered history serene clouds his greatness for the middleweight contender Strickland.

“I guarantee Jon Jones’ wife keep up a bigger combat than Ciryl Gane,” Strickland advised Helen Yee. “That man came out apprehensive, he didn’t desire to f****** be there.

“Let me express one speak about f****** Jon Jones. Finest fighter within the world, but Jon Jones sucks, you guys. He’s failed primarily the most drug checks, he f****** beat his wife bloody, he hit a pregnant girl and drove off breaking her hands. So, my speak is, sure, you’ve gotten been the largest fighter, but with what number of drug checks you failed, it’s no longer proper. Jon Jones will enjoy to surely no longer be allowed to combat within the UFC all every other time. It’s a mockery that they let him combat.

“Stipe [Miocic], bro, please, man. Manufacture it for me,” he persisted. “Stipe, will enjoy to you discover to must prepare, come here, I’ll be your punching acquire, we can combat on on each day foundation foundation. No topic the f*** you need, Stipe. I’m your man. Come prepare with me. Come to Xtreme Couture. I f****** got you. I’ll wrestle you all day long, dude. All day long.”

Going into UFC 285, Jones made it definite he’d fancy two explicit fights before he modified into performed competing professionally: Gane and used champion Miocic. With the promotion flying Miocic out to sit down down down cageside at the tournament and all events are involved. The matchup is hoped to come wait on to fruition in July at UFC 290 one day of World Battle Week. No topic the 40-365 days-worn Miocic’s next combat finally ends up being, this would possibly perchance be his first since shedding the title in his March 2021 rematch with Francis Ngannou.

As for the continuously-outspoken Strickland, “Tarzan” has been craving for a pairing with Brazilian bruiser Paulo Costa since defeating Nassourdine Imavov in January. The one-time title challenger Costa modified into supposed to combat as just currently as UFC 284 final month in opposition to Robert Whittaker, but contract negotiations dissolved the bout. Without a timetable to section, Strickland now finds himself getting affords for the surging unusual contender Dricus Du Plessis as an substitute.

“Paulo Costa is the Dillon Danis of UFC,” Strickland acknowledged. “The man don’t f****** combat. The 2d he acknowledged that I hit my guys up and I modified into fancy, ‘Hello, is this legit?’ They hit up UFC and they acknowledged that he’s appropriate f****** with you, he has no diagram of combating, he’s in a contract negotiation. So, the total lot Costa says is stuffed with s***. He has no diagram to combat, he’s the f****** Dillon Danis of MMA. He’s a shaggy dog fable at this point.”


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The MMA Hour.

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Embedded 3.

Most anticipated UFC debuts.

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Grading “Rocky.”

286 breakdowns and previews.

Storytime with Kelvin.


Web low.


Fantasy booking.

Jones vs Stipe
Me vs Jiri
Volk vs Yair
Strickland vs Costa
Paddy vs Dober

The I desire card for international combat week!!

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Stop being sluggish!

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Irish gold.


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Arman Tsarukyan (19-3) vs. Renato Moicano (17-5-1); UFC Vegas 72, April 29

Maheshate Hayishaer (9-2) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (6-3); UFC Battle Night, Could maybe perchance moreover simply 20

Tim Elliott (19-12-1) vs. Allan Nascimento (20-6); UFC Battle Night, June 3

Eryk Anders (15-7) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (15-6); UFC 289, June 10


I mean, Strickland genuinely highlighted the point I made just currently about Jones. He’s the undeniable G.O.A.T. at this point… will enjoy to you don’t care in regards to the PED asterisks. If that’s the case then it’s Georges St-Pierre. That’s all to debate anymore.

Thanks for discovering out!



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