A post by Sean Strickland that took a shot at Paige VanZant has grabbed the attention of Valentina Shevchenko.
Strickland has amid a heated online war of words on Twitter. The middleweight champ is certainly not the one to hold back. He went on to launch a series of controversial posts on X (formerly Twitter), initially targeting Paige VanZant and, subsequently, women’s MMA as a whole.
Strickland’s onslaught on X began with a direct hit on VanZant:
“Paige Vanzant said she made more on OnlyF*ns in 24 hours than she did in the UFC. Let’s unpack. 1.) You were signed because you’re hot. 2.) Women’s MMA is lame. 3.) Men will pay more to see you naked than to watch you fight. Stay in school, kids, fighting s*cks, lol.”
Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko fired back:
“Interesting unpack here That looks more like an offended kid, who got less money in his entire fighter career than female fighters do! Good try, maybe UFC will see that and add some cash to your purse next time. But for now naked is you are ”
Strickland responded with the following:
“Valentina, you lost to a girl who pulls guard, you look like you learned striking from a YouTube video. LMAO female MMA. It’s like watching children fight; it’s fun, but we all know it’s trash. You only have a job because you know when to put heels on and take off your clothes.”
Valentina you lost to a girl who pulls guard, you look like you learned striking from a YouTube video. LMAO female MMA. It's like watching children fight it's fun but we all know it's trash. You only have a job because you know when to put heels on and take off your clothes https://t.co/pMumY27Djc
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) November 11, 2023