‘What are the French Best At? Giving Up’ Sean Strickland takes jab at Nassourdine Imavov before UFC Fight Night

Casual MMA fans think Conor McGregor holds the best MMA interviews, but the real ones know it’s always Sean Strickland! The trash-talking middleweight is on a losing streak inside the Octagon, yet his number of fans only seems to be going up. He is stepping back into the Octagon as the Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov fight is now a reality.

2023 had a lot of bad news for the MMA world including the withdrawal of Kelvin Gastelum from the first UFC event of the calendar year. The former ‘Ultimate Fighting’ champion suffered a severe infection and had to pull out after being on a hiatus since August of 2021.

Sean Strickland on the other hand has been going through a tough time in the UFC. First, he took on Alex Pereira, refused to take the fight to the ground, and lost the fight via TKO. Next, he put on a much more convincing show against Jared ‘Gorilla’ Cannonier but still became a victim of controversial judging.

Many thought the Californian was going to settle down and reflect on his actions for a bit. But when Gastelum pulled out, the UFC contracted him with a good paycheck on offer. Sean may seem crazy in the head but he is sane enough to not let a good paycheck pass him by thus he ended up taking the fight.

What happened in the Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov presser?

Sean has been attracting a lot of attention with his over-the-top, slang, and swearing-heavy yet energetic and engaging interviews. Many show up just to see the 31-year-old talk in front of the camera and he did not disappoint.

Over a near 15 minutes of mayhem, the middleweight called out reporters making fun of their antics. In one part he was asked about his reaction to the Prince Harry book, which led him to make fun of the royal family and point out the stupidity of the British people for following such an irrelevant concept.

He was also asked about his opponent Imavov to which he replied, ‘What are the French Best At? Giving Up.’ He then poked fun at the French and shared a story of him nearly going to jail and becoming a white supremacist.

Nassourdine has roots in Dagestan, Russia where many champions come from. Which version of him do you want to see come Saturday?


Amir Khosru

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