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USA Today Sports Media Group
and Abbey Subhan

Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Sean Strickland after UFC 297 title loss?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Dricus Du Plessis after UFC 297 title win?)

Sean Strickland’s time as middleweight champion was brought to a halt just over four months after it began when he dropped the strap to Dricus Du Plessis in Saturday’s UFC 297 main event.

Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) lost a hotly debated split decision to Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, and now it remains to be seen if his place at the top was merely a one-off, or if he can reassert himself there again.

What’s the best path forward for Strickland after UFC CEO Dana White already ruled out an immediate rematch? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC 297.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 297.

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