LAS VEGAS – Sean Strickland is elated he bought the job carried out, but he’s now not namely soft with how he bought it carried out.
The UFC middleweight picked up a unanimous resolution consume, outpointing Krzysztof Jotko on the principle card of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 event in Las Vegas. Strickland (23-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) defeated Jotko (22-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) 30–27, 30–27 and 29–28 on the judges’ scorecards.
Even supposing it became as soon as a clear consume for Strickland, the 30-365 days-veteran is now not soft with along with his efficiency.
“It became as soon as all upright. I didn’t raze him,” Strickland acknowledged on the UFC on ESPN 23 post-fight news convention. “It became as soon as a fight, and I roughly need I’d’ve executed him. I roughly fought treasure a coward. But you to find a man that backs up treasure that and has proper counters, and also you second bet yourself on overcommitting. I overcommitted as soon as and he hit me, so I became as soon as roughly being a coward. But it certainly’s all upright. It happens. Each person appears to be allowed to be a b*tch as soon as of their lives.”
But it certainly wasn’t proper his efficiency and his incapacity to stay Jotko. Strickland bought caught with a tidy upwards elbow to the the chin in round gained and that didn’t take a seat well with him both.
“What an embarrassing shot to to find hit with,” Strickland acknowledged. “That’s the one when he fights from now, on they’re going to play that on his highlight. I’m going to be his highlight fight. But yeah, he’s a standup man. I anticipated him to hit me with one thing. I became as soon as proper inflamed. I’m now not inflamed at him for doing it – if anything else congratulations. I’m more inflamed at me for sucking.”
Strickland is now on a four-fight wining dash and stays unbeaten since transferring again up to middleweight in slack 2020. Strickland has no opponent or date in thoughts for a doable return to the octagon, but he does hope is sooner rather then later.
“I progressively treasure a month or so for a destroy. But yeah, let’s come again in there and raze some fights, raze some money,” Strickland acknowledged. “That’s why we’re here, upright? Generate earnings.”