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Sean Strickland's coach reacts to Dricus Du Plessis loss at UFC 297: 'We wanted to win the optics battle'

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Sean Strickland's coach reacts to Dricus Du Plessis loss at UFC 297: 'We wanted to win the optics battle'


Eric Nicksick thought Sean Strickland did sufficient to win at UFC 297.

Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) misplaced his middleweight title in a slim cut up resolution loss to Dricus Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in Saturday’s major occasion at Scotiabank Area in Toronto.

Strickland’s head coach Nicksick was elegant in his response to Du Plessis’ win. His preliminary thought is that his fighter received, however he plans on reassessing later.

“Congratulations to @dricusduplessis and his group. I by no means met a extra elegant opposing fighter throughout struggle week, together with the abilities to again it up. I’m joyful for you, your group, and your nation, you made them proud.

The struggle was shut. Shut fights imply we would have liked to win the optics battle. Reside, I had us successful 1,2, & 5, however all that issues are the three cage aspect. I’ll watch it once more, to see the place we/I may be higher. A lot like to everybody who supported us. On to the subsequent!! #TTD ︎

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Strickland additionally thought he received the struggle. He pointed to an alleged unintentional conflict of heads he stated busted him open and impaired his imaginative and prescient. He was in a position to struggle via it and received Spherical 5 on all three judges’…



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