Coach Shares Insights on Sean Strickland’s Preparation for UFC 302

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So, here’s the scoop. Sean Strickland’s head honcho, Eric Nicksick, is feeling pretty upbeat. After a bit of a stumble against Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297, they’ve been hitting the mats hard. And guess what? They’re ready for a comeback.

This time, it’s Paulo Costa standing across the Octagon at UFC 302. Nicksick spilled the beans on their game plan and, folks, it sounds like they’ve been doing their homework.

Nicksick was like, “Man, we dropped the ball on a few things last time.” They’re talking missed kicks, teeps, and some ground game opportunities that slipped right through their fingers. But hey, that’s the fight game for ya. It’s all about bouncing back.

And bounce back they plan to. Nicksick shared this moment where he gave Strickland a bit of a pep talk. He told him, “Fight like you’ve got nothing to lose.” Seems it lit a fire under Strickland because he’s been tearing it up in sparring ever since.

Looking ahead, Nicksick’s got his eyes on the prize. He believes this five-rounder against Costa is right up their alley. The plan? Drag Costa into the deep end and finish strong. No predictions, just confidence.

And there you have it. Don’t forget to order UFC 302 “Makhachev vs. Poirier” for this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. It’s shaping up to be one heck of a night.

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