UFC Middleweight Sean Strickland has now picked up a new target as he slammed Khalil Rountree for his post-fight emotional speech at UFC Fight Night 203. Khalil Rountree faced Karl Roberson on March 12, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 203. Khalil Rountree won the fight after stumbling Roberson with a body kick and then ending him on the ground. This fight put him on a two-fight win streak. After the fight in the post-fight interview, Khalil gave his thoughts on the nightlife and take about how he had made changes in his life. He gave a nice emotional motivational speech and said that he wants to use this platform to help the people who are in a bad place now.
“We hear about certain fights’ stories and it’s like, ‘Okay, that’s cool. Well, on to the next, or talk about the fight,’” Rountree told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the post-fight news conference. “No, man. We’re still people. Yes, I come in here and I put on performances, and people know me as fighting, but it’s like that whole part of – man when I (was) like 300 pounds without a hope or a dream or a dollar in my pocket, stepped into an MMA gym to try to change my life” Khalil Rountree said.
“Every time I’m in here, that’s still a growth. It’s not like I’ve just surpassed that person. Every single day I have to wake up to that person. Every single day I have to fight that person. Just because I’m in the UFC, just because I fight, doesn’t mean that person is long gone, you know? I still have demons, I still have doubts. …Yeah, I have f*ckin’ doubts. Everybody does. When you’re doing something good in life, when you’re doing something that’s trying to surpass everything else and do something that’s meaningful, f*ck yeah you’re gonna have doubts” Khalil Rountree said.
Khalil Rountree also talked about his own personal struggles which he has gone through.
“I’m still the guy, although I’ve grown and I’m taking on more challenges and I’m growing as a man, it’s like my fight is different than everybody else,” Rountree explained.” Everybody else has their own fight. For me, part of that is how do you get a man off of the couch, from killing himself with eating trashy food, and smoking cigarettes, and watching porn, and doing all this toxic sh*t to be an all-star athlete? The switch just doesn’t flip like that. It’s a constant progression and I think that there’s millions of people out there that kind of need help in those steps of like, ‘Hey, guide me here.’ Yeah, I’m cheering for you, but how do I do it? What’s next?”