UFC 297’s headliner promised war, and that is what it delivered. Sean Strickland, Dricus DuPlessis and their 25-minute battle earned them the fight of the evening bonus.
Many factors were questioned by the fans leading up to this event. Many fans questioned whether “Stillknocks” could maintain the pace of the fight in the final rounds. Others remarked on the ability of the former champion to handle the power from his opponent. Middleweight fighters answered all of these questions and more.
Sean Strickland issued a statement via social media following the razor-close contest. He believes he should have been given the nod from the judges and made his thoughts public with a brief rant.
Strickland, who lost to Du Plessis, said: “I didn’t tell the doctor that I couldn’t even see. Instead, I told him straight up that I was blind.” “I couldn’t see, and that is the only reason you lost a round to me.”
“I won the fight, everyone knows I won it… Enjoy the belt, it will not make you a champion.
Strickland shared a photo of his damaged eye after an unintentional hit. He…