Andrew Tate accuses former UFC champion Sean Strickland of ‘copying’ him

Shay Robson
Andrew Tate and Sean Strickland sat in front of microphones

Controversial social media star Andrew Tate has accused former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland of “copying” his ideologies.

Andrew Tate’s controversial rise to prominence in 2022 was unprecedented, with the former four-time kickboxing champion becoming the third-most “googled” person in 2023.

Undoubtedly, the 37-year-old dominated the internet for some time, becoming especially known for his controversial and heated debates as well as “misogynistic” comments towards women.

In recent social media posts, Tate has called out Sean Strickland for allegedly “copying” what he teaches despite being “hated” by the UFC star.

Andrew Tate calls out Sean Strickland for “copying” him

In a podcast following his triumph over Israel Adesanaya to become UFC middleweight champion in September 2023, Strickland went off on a rant, calling Andrew Tate a “piece of s**t.”

Now, in a post on Twitter/X on January 24, the controversial influencer has called out Strickland for “copying” what he teaches his fans after reacting to a viral clip of Strickland talking about the struggles of being trapped in the “matrix”.

Tate replied: “So he says ‘hates me’ on a podcast but then copies everything I teach. I’m not mad. Glad there’s more people who understand – We must free minds.”

Despite being fairly active across social media, Strickland is yet to respond to Tate’s accusations of copying him. Regardless, it appears the former UFC champion is looking to take his beliefs a step further, eyeing up a role in a public office job once he’s retired from fighting.

However, that won’t be for quite some time after having his middleweight title stripped from him in his first title defense at UFC 297, already firing shots at the new belt holder Dricus Du Plessis ahead of an anticipated fiery rematch.