“If he gets a shot, I’m happy for him”- Marvin Vettori is happy to help Sean Strickland in his pursuit of the title

Marvin Vettori says even though Sean Strickland is pretty weird, he's happy to help him get to the title because they're pretty good friends.

Sean Strickland and Marvin Vettori
Sean Strickland and Marvin Vettori

Marvin Vettori talks about Sean Strickland! Rising contender, Sean Strickland is going to take on the hottest prospect, Alex Pereira in a middleweight contest at UFC 276. Strickland has been on a roll since he moved gyms to Xtreme Couture. He’s on a 6 fight win streak, and his last one came against Jack Hermansson. Pereira is a legend of the kickboxing circuit, and his recent venture into MMA has been nothing but amazing.

Strickland is better known for his outspokenness on social media and inside the octagon. He often provides his unfiltered opinion on the most bizarre topics. Strickland is a menace in the gym, and his training partners often find it hard to stick by his side. Strickland competes in the middleweight division, and he found a partner in another middleweight contender.

Talking about his relationship with Helen Yee, Vettori said, “It’s a very weird relationship that me and Sean have. We respect each other and he says a lot of crazy sh*t, it’s hard to stay by his side a lot of times but I know deep inside he’s not a bad guy. He brings it, we help each other, we’ve been helping each other for over five or more years almost.”

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“I still respect him and I consider him a friend”- Marvin Vettori is ready to put up with Sean Strickland’s bullsh*t

Marvin Vettori on Sean Strickland
Marvin Vettori on Sean Strickland

Strickland has been fairly vocal about his game plan for this fight, and he stated that he would immediately resort to his wrestling if he sense some danger on the feet. Vettori believes Strickland would get a win against Pereira, and the UFC asked him to take a fight against Strickland.

“They asked us to fight each other and we were kinda like, ‘Weird,’ you know?” Vettori added. “He’s one of the guys that gives me more work than a lot of other guys and it’s the same for him. I mean, I believe he’s gonna win this fight and if he gets a shot, I’m nothing but happy for him. Even though he’s a little bit crazy, I still respect him and I consider him a friend. Who knows? Maybe one day we fight for the title.”

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