Sean Strickland Urges UFC Commentator Jon Anik To Leave MMA

It appears Sean Strickland isn’t a big fan of Jon Anik’s recent comments.

Earlier this week, UFC’s longtime commentator revealed that he wasn’t sure he could stay in MMA due to the toxic fanbase after receiving backlash for saying he believed Dricus Du Plessis beat Strickland at UFC 297.

“I am growing tired of this MMA space a little bit, and just the morass of negativity when there is a close fight, because even if you and I both thought Dricus du Plessis won the fight, we try to present that information respectfully,” Anik said. “When I go on to X, or when I go to our YouTube comments, it seems like a lot of these fans are just in attack mode. I don’t know if these fans are casual fans or not, but I appreciate the passion, but I’m getting to a point where at 45 years of age where I don’t know how much time I have left in this MMA space, because if I go do pro football, like, I’m not necessarily going to be dealing with this lowest common denominator all the time.

“I don’t know, I just feel like there’s a lot of malice and disrespect from the fan base. We can disagree, don’t take it from me, Demetrious Johnson and Kenny Florian thought ‘DDP’ won the fight. I’ve just been very off put with the negativity that has permeated my feed since Saturday night, and I’m just not sure how much longer I have in this space, honestly.”

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Strickland reacted to Anik’s comments by urging the longtime UFC commentator to leave MMA if he thinks the fanbase is toxic.

‘What id say to Jon Anik calling mma fans” The lowest common denominator”

“These people are way you have a paycheck, and you make way more than most… Maybe the NFL is a better choice for you than MMA….”

“Also you guys are a bunch of savage cunts.. I’m here for it…..”