Reigning UFC middleweight champion, Sean Strickland, has explained why he prefers to drive his old Hyundai Accent instead of buying himself a new status car.
“The reason why I drive a de**** Hundai is because I’m a cheapskate, a big miser,” the American said in a video posted on his Youtube channel. “The world around us makes us inadequate, from what we wear to what we drive. We are born living in the damn commercials. As a small child, you watch TV with Audi and Mercedes commercials running. When you give a child a phone, they start being brainwashed.”
“I love America more than anything, but I don’t recognize the world we live in. We’re creating a generation of boys who judge each other by what they wear and what they drive. I want no part of that. To me, the value of a man is how he behaves, what kind of father he is. And I think it’s a disgrace that we’re allowing corporations to come into our country and destroy the idea of what a good man is”
“So while I’m a champion, I say to you all – enjoy your old flip flops, drive your old Honda Civic with pleasure. Just enjoy this de***ing thing.”
In a recent interview, the American revealed that his biggest purchase as champion was a boat with a trailer, for which he shelled out five hundred dollars.
On September 9 at UFC 293 in Sydney, Sean Strickland shocked the mixed martial arts world by winning in dominant fashion by unanimous decision over Israel Adesanya to become the new UFC middleweight champion.