Sean Strickland promises to make Paulo Borrachinha 'bleed' at UFC 302 and points out an unusual reason

The former champion showed respect for his next rival but promised to defeat him on June 01st 'in the name of Brazil'

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S Strickland and P. Borrachinha will face each other in the UFC 302 (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

After much controversy and exchanges of provocations on social media, finally Sean Strickland e Paulo borrachinha They already have a date set for them to share the Octagon. Before the duel in UFC 302, which takes place on June 01st, the former middleweight champion went on his social networks to provoke the Brazilian fighter.

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“You know, guys, I like Paulo Costa. He's a funny guy, he makes me laugh, he's in favor of freedom of expression. I like that guy. But I'm going to make that dirty Brazilian bleed. And you want to know? I'm going to do this for Brazil. Because Brazil doesn't like him. So, Brazil, this one will be for you. Let’s do it,” Strickland said.

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In his last fight, in UFC 297, held last January, Sean saw his short reign in the middleweight division end after a controversial loss to the South African Dricus Du Plessis in the judges' split decision.

With both wanting a new opportunity to fight for the middleweight belt, Sean Strickland e Paulo borrachinha will measure forces in UFC 302, which takes place on June 01st, in New Jersey (USA). In the main fight, the lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) puts his title on the line for the third time against the North American veteran Dustin poirier.

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