Brendan Allen should not be proud of his win over Chris Curtis

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Sean Strickland wasn’t overly impressed with Brendan Allen’s split decision win over Chris Curtis and also felt his teammate should have earned the nod despite taking the fight on short notice.
Following Saturday’s main event, the former UFC middleweight champion—who holds a stoppage win over Allen—weighed in on Allen’s UFC Vegas 90 main event win.
Curtis is one of Strickland’s main training partners at Xtreme Couture and he provided some behind-the-scenes commentary on Curtis’ short camp ahead of his rematch with Allen.
“UFC filmed [Curtis], I did one round of sparring with him and let him win,” Strickland stated on Twitter.
The camera crew was confused because they know me.
I said, ‘If I spar him remotely hard he will lose all confidence going into this fight [because] he’s so out of shape.’ “No excuses but take zero pride in this victory.” Curtis stepped in as a short-notice replacement for an injured Marvin Vettori.
“The Action Man” was the last fighter to defeat Allen, handing him a second-round knockout loss in December 2021, but he fell short of a second win over Allen on Saturday.
Strickland then responded to a fan who gave Curtis credit for his performance, especially based on what Strickland had to say about the camp.

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Brendan Allen defeated Chris Curtis by split decision, but Sean Strickland wasn’t very impressed and thought his teammate should have won even though he entered the fight on short notice.

After the main event on Saturday, Allen’s victory over the former UFC middleweight champion—who has a stoppage victory over Allen—was discussed by the former champion. Prior to his rematch with Allen, Curtis, one of Strickland’s primary training partners at Xtreme Couture, gave some behind-the-scenes insights on his brief camp.

Strickland said on Twitter, “UFC filmed [Curtis], I did one round of sparring with him and let him win.”. Since they know me, the camera crew was perplexed. I warned him that he was so out of shape that he would lose all confidence before the fight if I sparred him even slightly. “.

“Make no excuses, but also don’t feel any pride in this victory. “.

With short notice, Curtis filled in for Marvin Vettori, who had been injured. In December 2021, “The Action Man” became the last fighter to defeat Allen by knockout in the second round; however, on Saturday, he was unable to secure a second victory over Allen.

Next, based in part on what Strickland had to say about the camp, Strickland answered a fan who gave Curtis credit for his performance.

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