Sean Strickland dismisses possible clash with Robert Whittaker after UFC Saudi Arabia: “I’ll wait”

Sean Strickland declines the fight against #1 Robert Whittaker

In a recent one tweetStrickland ruled out the possibility of meeting Whittaker next.

“I keep getting asked to fight (Robert) Whittaker,” Strickland tweeted. “I beat Izzy, the world knows I beat Dricus. Whittaker lost to both. I am the number 1 contender, I easily defended that spot against Costa.

“I will wait…..”

Strickland and Whittaker are both hoping for rematches regardless of the outcome of du Plessis vs. Adesanya. Whittaker lost to du Plessis at UFC 290 by TKO and has two losses to his name against Adesanya.

Strickland pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when he dethroned Adesanya at UFC 293. He defeated the likes of Abus Magomedov, Nassourdine Imavov and Jack Hermansson during his UFC stint.

While a matchup with Whitaker makes sense for both sides, Strickland isn’t deviating from his holding pattern, and time will tell if his plan pays off.