Middleweight contender Sean Strickland has become infamous for his antics at press events and on social media, but his latest tirade towards transgender people has been deemed too much for Twitter
UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has had his Twitter account suspended after a series of tweets were deemed to violate the platform’s rules.
The No. 4 joint contender is gearing up for a fight with Alex Pereira in July, but still makes time to post his wacky political and social takes on Twitter. Fans love Strickland’s unique brand of posting, but that won’t be anymore after her account was blocked following comments about guns and the transgender community.
Strickland has become known in recent years for his outlandish outbursts both on social media and at press events leading up to UFC fights. He has been criticized for his previous comments about gay people and other groups, although he usually plays his character to laugh and shock.
However, in a recent article, Strickland criticized countries like England and Germany with stricter gun laws than America calling them “t******s”. His first tweet read: “’I have a gun on me, you wouldn’t try to fight me’.
“Let me stop you there, I’m not trying to fight anyone. If you open your mouth, I give you the opportunity to be a man and step in. If your choice is to pick up my gun, you you’re a little b**** and the problem with the world. P****!”
He added days later, following the Robb Primary School shooting that claimed the lives of 19 students and two adults, that countries with strict gun laws are ‘pathetic’ . He said: “I just have to say that countries that don’t have guns [as] a human right are truly pathetic,” Strickland said.
“‘Germany ain’t got no mass shooting’, ‘England ain’t got no mass shooting’, blah blah you ain’t got no fucking men either, so enjoy- en, you trannies. It’s all goodbye.
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The second tweet listed is believed to be what ultimately removed Strickland from the platform. The fighter responded to the ban by sharing a message from Instagram outlet MMA Island regarding his status on Twitter and asking fans in a poll if he should start a new account.
Typically, pages designed to escape a previous ban are suspended again, so it remains to be seen how long a new page would stay up. Strickland is no stranger to controversy, having also said that Ukraine should just “bend the knee” in its conflict with Russia, and just “go Russian”.
“Ukraine should just bend the knee and become Russian,” he said days before his suspension. “I understand it sucks and yes you could win. But do you really want to be the new Afghanistan for the next 30 years? I’m not saying it’s true, but this hard to swallow pill will be better in the end. “
He also poked fun at transgender people, saying in another controversial post, “I’m actually a Pride Month fan. Big fan of the ‘B’ in LGBT lmao! Trans people though, my God, I can’t stand trans people.. Must be some form of mental r*******n…”