UFC bantamweight contender Song Yadong called out Sean Strickland over China comments.
Recently, “The Kung Fu Kid” called out the UFC middleweight champion. Although Strickland is in a much higher weight class, the bantamweight contender wasn’t shy to condemn his comments. Yadong is one of the most prominent Chinese fighters in the UFC. He is currently ranked number 7 in the bantamweight division and is coming off back to back wins. His last win came off a main event win over Chris Guttierez and previously getting a 1st round knockout win over Ricky Simon. The Chinese fighter is set to face Petr Yan at UFC 299 in Miami.
Sean Strickland is set to make his first title defense later this month. He is set to headline UFC 297 in Toronto, Canada. “Tarzan” is going to be facing a middleweight contender who is undefeated in the UFC, Dricus Du Plessis. Strickland had a stunning upset over Israel Adesanya to win the championship. This was considered the biggest upset in UFC history. Now the champion, everyone is being reminded not to take Strickland lightly. While they are headlining the UFC, there is already some bad blood brewing between the two recently. We all know Strickland speaks whatever is on his mind and doesn’t hide away from his comments.
This time, Strickland went after China on X.
“China’s biggest exports… Plastic and Covid…” Striclkad said on Twitter.
Song Yadong Responds to Strickland
“Hey champ, I respect your skills as a fighter, but should be talking facts, not baseless stereotypes. As athletes, we ought to focus on what we know best and avoid making unfounded comments. Let’s set a good example, alright?” Song Yadong replying to Sean Striclkand on Twitter.
Be that as it may, Yadong’s response seems pretty respectful. Pretty respectful considering lately how all the other fighters in the UFC have been calling out on Strickland. Lately, Sean Strickland had been going back and forth with undefeated middleweight Ian Garry. If you recall, a lot of hate was coming towards the Irish man and Strickland decided to jump onboard.
As I have noted, Song Yadong seemingly taking a respectful approach towards Strickland, could be a nice pace of change. With fighters mostly attacking each other, a more respectful way is always welcomed. Both these men have upcoming fights thankfully and will see their violence display inside the octagon.
Do you like Strickland’s comments and how do you react to them? Are you excited to see both these men fight and who do you think will win their fight? Let us know in the comments.