Sean Strickland has called out UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer for comments he made regarding how the middleweight should conduct himself.
“Tarzan” is one of the more colorful personalities on the UFC roster, and in recent years it’s almost seemed as if he’s tried to enhance that profile by frequently making controversial statements that put him in the MMA headlines. One thing that can’t be argued is that he’s grown into a minor star for the UFC, as evidenced by his notoriety and the fact that he regularly headlines the promotion’s events.
Strickland closed out 2022 with back-to-back losses but has rebounded with a pair of wins this year, however it appears the 32-year-old is now picking a fight with someone he’s already shared the Octagon with on a number of occasions.
Sean Strickland Responds To Comments From Bruce Buffer
Citing a message Buffer posted on social media, Strickland took to Twitter in order to dismiss the ring announcer’s criticisms and draw a distinction between their roles with the UFC.
“Sean carry yourself with class”
More delusional from the entertainment industry, self importance is the marker of fame.. I take my clothes off and bleed for the amusement of people.
I understand what I am… I don’t think you understand what you are…
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) July 7, 2023
“Bruce Buffer ‘Sean carry yourself with class’ More delusional from the entertainment industry, self importance is the marker of fame.. I take my clothes off and bleed for the amusement of people. I understand what I am… I don’t think you understand what you are…”
Buffer’s original message made a point to mention that he had no issue with Strickland, but his comments appeared to be in response to things the UFC middleweight said prior to his last fight against Abus Magomedov.
“Tarzan” won that main event bout via second-round TKO, but he arguably made more headlines for claiming that women should be “placed back in the kitchen” at the event’s pre-fight press conference.
Strickland is now the UFC’s #7-ranked middleweight following that win over Magomedov, and there will probably be at least a few fans that are curious to see what kind of interaction he and Buffer might have the next time they’re in the Octagon together.