Sean Strickland rips new UFC glove design: 'How did you a**holes suppose this was a good suggestion?'

by Christina S. Brown
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Effectively, it seems Sean Strickland just isn’t a fan of the brand new UFC gloves.

The previous UFC middleweight champion, who returns this Saturday in opposition to Paulo Costa within the co-main occasion of UFC 302, criticized the brand new design of the official UFC gloves for what he discovered to be subpar high quality. Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) a lot prefers the earlier design and made certain to let the world know at Wednesday’s UFC 302 media day.

“Yeah, they suck,” Strickland mentioned in a passionate rant. “I don’t know who – might we discuss to the one that designed these gloves? Have you ever ever been in a battle in your f*cking life?

“It’s such as you get these f*cking dorks that don’t know, and so they’re like, ‘Oh, this appears like a good suggestion,’ and so they make it. … How did you a**holes suppose this was a good suggestion? They completely suck. UFC dropped the ball on that one.”

Saturday’s occasion would be the first time the brand new glove design can be used. The promotion revamped the outdated design to deal with the various complaints that the outdated gloves facilitated eye pokes, that are clearly unlawful in MMA.

Strickland doesn’t suppose the gloves have been the issue and as a substitute places the blame on the fighters.

“What was the reasoning? They needed to make it so that folks cease poking individuals within the eyes? Effectively, they’re somewhat bit extra stitched,” Strickland mentioned. “And, dude, on the finish of the day, individuals f*cking get poked within the eyes as a result of they open their f*cking palms. Except you set a boxing glove on, that sh*t’s not gonna cease.

“It’s simply individuals creating an issue that we didn’t have. For those who get lower since you get hit within the f*cking head, don’t get hit within the f*cking head, you don’t get lower. You get poked within the eyes since you f*cking open your palms. Don’t open your palms, you gained’t get poked within the eyes. It’s simply individuals creating issues that aren’t there.”

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