If Sean Strickland tries, in his typical fashion, to talk to Israel Adesanya right during the fight, it could risk serious injury to the American fighter.
The reigning UFC middleweight champion said this in another video published on his YouTube channel.
“He’s just a regular talker who talks as loud as he can, pretending he has something to say,” the Nigerian stated. “In reality, he has nothing to say. I know the guy, I’ve seen him, and I realize he’s doing all this just for show.”
“That’s why a lot of people are waiting for our press conference with such interest – it’s the only place where he can shine. But I can rap too – it’s just that I decide when to open my mouth and when not to. If he talks to me in a fight, I’ll break his jaw. Because when you talk, you’re not focused on the task at hand.”
As a reminder, the middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland will be the main event of UFC 293, which takes place on September 9 in Sydney.