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UFC champ praises Swedish sensation Sadibou Sy: “The best striker I ever sparred”



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Sadibou Sy. Photo via instagram (@sadibousy)

Swedish striking specialist and 2022 PFL champion Sadibou Sy is perhaps the most interesting fighter on the PFL roster right now. On Friday November 24, he will fight in his second straight PFL welterweight finals, with the belt and $1 million cash prize at stake.

One of his biggest fans is the controversial and outspoken UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland, who trains with the Swede in Las Vegas.

“He would be the (UFC) welterweight champion. And then, I probably had to fight him for the middleweight belt,” Strickland said about Sadibou.

The two have trained extensively together lately and have a huge amount of respect for each other’s fighting style.

“Sadi is the best striker I ever sparred with, we have all seen your highlights,” Strickland said. “Generally when I spar with him I’m like ‘fuck this sucks, why can’t I hit you Sadi, this is bullshit’. I tell you what makes Sadi so good, fucking man thinks, dude. When he’s sparring he’s calculated, he understands, you know.”

“Really good standup artist, a lot of it comes from the mind. High level striking is a big IQ test.”

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Sadibou Sy is looking for another finish

Sadibou Sy’s opponent in the finals is the crafty veteran Magomed Magomedkerimov, who won the first PFL Tournament back in 2018.

“I don’t see the fight going more than two or three rounds, that’s my gut feeling. I will always look for a finish without compromising with getting the win. At this point I will not put myself in a position where I take unnecessary risks,” Sy told recently Frontkick in an exclusive interview.

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