Jack Hermansson does not spend enough time listening to what Sean Strickland has to say. It was impossible, however, to avoid some of his comments while preparing for their fight in the main event at UFC Vegas 47, to be held on Saturday.
While Strickland has not tried to disparage Jack Hermansson, he’s spent plenty of time detailing how it would make him “super happy” to actually kill an opponent in the octagon. If not for finding MMA and using that as an outlet for his anger, Strickland said he would “fantasize” about murdering someone all the time.
Jack did not take anything at face value but he knows that such comments are quite detrimental to the sport as a whole.
Jack Hermansson Believes That Such Comments Harm The Sport As A Whole
“Our sport has always been controversial in the sense that we actually are fighting with as few rules as we can have and still be safe,” Jack Hermansson told MMA Fighting. “In Norway where I live, MMA is still illegal, which means that we can’t be fighting on our home turf and we are fighting for it to be legal.
“When people in this sport are saying those kinds of things, it’s not actually helping our cause. I definitely could wish that people were a little bit more careful with that kind of stuff. As long as I represent the sport in a good way, hopefully, it will be fine.”
“It doesn’t play in our favor,” Hermansson said. “We just have to keep reminding people that most people are not like Sean. Hopefully, it’s just a thing that he puts into his character. Let’s hope so.”
Jack Hermansson added that he did not expect things to turn personal after he was asked as to how he would deal with Strickland.