“Let’s do the man dance brother” – Jared Cannonier calls out Sean Strickland to ‘redeem his man card’ in lengthy call out to champion

Jared Cannonier calls out new UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland for a rematch after winning previous fight at UFC Fight Night 216.


“Let’s do the man dance brother” – Jared Cannonier calls out Sean Strickland to ‘redeem his man card’ in lengthy call out to champion

Jared Cannonier calls out Sean Strickland for rematch ( Image via Imago )

Jared Cannonier, following two consecutive victories, has ignited excitement in the UFC middleweight division. His target is specific: a rematch with the reigning champion, Sean Strickland.

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After his hard-fought battle against Israel Adesanya at UFC 276, Cannonier found his form once more. He locked horns with Strickland in a memorable clash last December. He narrowly emerged victorious after five grueling rounds. Interestingly, Strickland was convinced he had secured the win. This set the stage for a heated rematch.

Sean Strickland, seizing the moment, challenged Adesanya for the title and stunned everyone by dethroning the former champ at UFC 293. Now, Cannonier is eager to prove himself once more and secure his shot at the title. In Cannonier’s own words, “If you’re a true hand-to-hand combat fan like me and not in it for the ass actors and their theatrics, then you know this is the fight to make.” He further highlighted that Strickland’s approach against Adesanya was different, and urged Strickland to take up the fight as he wrote, “…let’s actually do the man dance brother.”

Cannonier served as a backup for Strickland’s clash with Adesanya. However, he didn’t get the opportunity to step into the octagon. UFC CEO Dana White has hinted at a potential Strickland vs. Adesanya rematch, but Cannonier’s call for a rematch has certainly stirred the waters. MMA enthusiasts are now eagerly awaiting the UFC’s decision on whether to grant Cannonier another shot at a thrilling showdown with Sean Strickland.

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Daniel Cormier is against Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland rematch

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UFC commentator Daniel Cormier speaks on Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland rematch( Image via Imago )

Daniel Cormier has made it abundantly clear that he stands firmly opposed to the notion of Israel Adesanya receiving an immediate title rematch. Especially in the aftermath of his rather uninspiring performance at UFC 293. The UFC commentator has recently shared his perspective on the future of the middleweight division in the wake of the major upset in Sydney.

In Cormier’s eyes, taking into consideration both the nature of Adesanya’s recent defeat and the numerous potential matchups awaiting in the middleweight division, it seems unjustifiable to grant him a rematch against Sean Strickland. He articulated this viewpoint during the post-event analysis and stated his points. “I don’t think he should get an automatic rematch. I think the division needs to move on a little bit,” Cormier said.

Adesanya had put up a great fight in his prior loss to Alex Pereira. However, this time around, he found himself dominated throughout the fight, exhibiting a stark departure from his typical fighting style.

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