Yadong Song Reacts to Sean Strickland’s Controversial China Remarks

Yadong Song, a well-known fighter, recently took issue with Sean Strickland’s comments about China. He found Strickland’s words to be “baseless.” Strickland, notorious for his unhinged takes on a wide range of topics, had suggested that China’s biggest exports are plastic and COVID-19. This didn’t surprise most fight fans, considering his reputation for controversial statements.

Song, however, was not amused. He took offense at Strickland’s comments about his country. According to Song, these were “baseless stereotypes.” He responded to Strickland’s comments saying, “Hey champ, I respect your skills as a fighter, but we should be talking facts, not baseless stereotypes.”

Song further added, “As athletes, we ought to focus on what we know best and avoid making unfounded comments. Let’s set a good example, alright?” It was clear that Song was not pleased with Strickland’s comments and wanted to set the record straight.

Currently, Song holds a 10-2-1 record in the UFC. His only losses have been against Kyler Phillips and Cory Sandhagen. The “Kung Fu Kid” is on a two-fight winning streak and is set to face former champ Petr Yan at UFC 299 on March 9 at the Kaseya Center in Miami.

On the other hand, Strickland’s career took a dramatic turn over the past year. After consecutive losses against Alex Pereira and Jared Cannonier, he bounced back with victories over Nassourdine Imavov and Abusupiyan Magomedov. Strickland then found himself in a short-notice title bout against Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 in September.

In what was one of the biggest upsets in recent history, Strickland outstruck Adesanya to secure a dominant decision win. Now, the champ is set to defend his title against Dricus Du Plessis in the main event at UFC 297 on Jan. 20 in Toronto.

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