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Sean Strickland Urges Jon Jones to Fight Tom Aspinall; Advises Conor McGregor to Retire

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Former
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Sean
Strickland recently weighed in on Jon Jones and
Conor
McGregor’s future in the Octagon.

Jones is sitting on the sidelines recovering from surgery with no
timeline in sight for his heavyweight title defense. Despite
multiple callouts from interim champ Tom
Aspinall, “Bones” is expected to defend his strap against
Stipe
Miocic who hasn’t fought since 2021.

Aspinall recently had a run-in with Jones at the Arnold Sports
Festival in Birmingham, England, which turned slightly awkward as
“Bones” removed the Englishman’s hand from his shoulder and refused
to pose for a face-off picture with the interim champion.

While Strickland (28-6) didn’t watch the interaction, he seemingly
doesn’t have a high opinion of Jones in general.

“Eh, you know, at the end of the day, dude, Jon Jones is a piece of
sh*t,” Strickland told the Schmo. “I know that the whole world
knows that we don’t need to reiterate his past. He needs to sack
up, fight [Tom] Aspinall, and fuc*ing just get this sh*t done.”

Meanwhile, McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg
in a trilogy fight with Dustin
Poirier in July 2021. While “Notorious” returned to the
promotion’s drug testing pool in October last year, a
communications breakdown with brass seems to be the reason behind
the extended delay in his return. McGregor even recently expressed
frustration over a communication gap with the UFC while plotting
matchups against Poirier and Nate Diaz.
However, Strickland isn’t too excited about the Irishman’s return
to action and believes no one is either:

“I don’t know, man. Do we really care about Conor McGregor these
days? I mean, he’s a juiced-out, roided-out guy. I mean, do we
still care about Conor McGregor? Is he still a name in the UFC?
Dude, go retire on your yacht. Be done with your sh*t.”

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