Sean Strickland's net worth, record, girlfriend, Instagram, height, age

Sean Strickland's net worth, record, girlfriend, Instagram, height, age

Ciku Njuguna
October 31, 2023 at 1:47 PM

To fans of mixed martial arts, 'Tarzan' is the 2011 King of the Cage middleweight champion who upset Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision to win the UFC Middleweight title in September 2023. Dig into this article for a deep analysis of Sean Strickland's net worth and professional success that began with the Newberry Varsity Football team.

Sean Strickland's net worth
Sean Strickland poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC 293 event at Qudos Bank Arena on September 10, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC.
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What is Sean Strickland's net worth in 2023? Like many professional athletes, the UFC fighter's professional success began early with martial arts training as a child. This article dives into the financial and professional success story of Tarzan, UFC's #7 Middleweight champion.

Profile summary and bio

Full name

Sean Thomas Strickland





Date of birth

27th February 1991


32 years old as of October 2023

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Anaheim, California, United States of America

Current residence

Corona, Riverside County, California, USA










185 centimetres (6' 1")


83.9 kilograms (184.9 lbs)


193.04 centimetres (76")



Eye colour


Hair colour





Lawrence Strickland

Relationship status





Newberry Varsity Football team


Professional mixed martial artist


$1 million

Social media pages

Instagram, YouTube, Twitter(X)

What is Sean Strickland's net worth?

The California-born fighter has been a pro since 2008. Between 2008 and 2023, the UFC fighter's accumulated net worth is valued at $1 million as of October 2023.

How much did Strickland get?
Sean Strickland poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on March 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC.
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How much money does Sean Strickland make?

According to SportsDaily, the fighter's career earnings are estimated at $1,012,000. In his earnings from the July 2021 fight against Hall, he was paid $60,000 to show, a $60,000 win bonus, and $11,000 fight week incentive pay. In February 2022, his UFC Fight Night earnings amounted to $141,000, which included $65,000 to show, a $65,000 win bonus, and an $11,000 fight week incentive pay.

How much did Sean Strickland make in UFC 293?

Following his 2023 UFC 293 fight, the combatant received his highest-ever payday totalling nearly $1.5 million. Essentially Sports reported that his base salary for the fight was $500,000, with a $150,000 bonus and $32,000 as a sponsorship bonus. His pay-per-view earnings were approximately $850,000.

How much did Sean Strickland make on UFC 293?
Sean Strickland punches Israel Adesanya during the UFC middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena on September 10, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC.
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He was born in Anaheim, California, in the United States of America. According to some tabloids, he was born in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, and raised in Corona, California. Details of his parent's names and professions remain unknown.

However, the middleweight champion has been candid about his upbringing in his Corona childhood home. In an interview with UFC's Spencer Kyte, he spoke of his upbringing, saying,

"I grew up in a pretty abusive household. When you grow up the way I grew up, you are so angry, and you are so filled with hate. I got kicked out of every school I had been in."

What is Sean Strickland's family like?

Growing up, he had a troubled childhood, one that involved physical and emotional trauma as well as white supremacist ideologies. In his 2021 tell-all interview with Helwani, he admitted that although his alcoholic father never physically abused him, he would frequently abuse his mother.

How much did Sean Strickland get paid for UFC?
Sean Strickland punches Robert McDaniel during the UFC 171 middleweight fight inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/.
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He also added that his grandfather influenced him to adopt white supremacist ideas. The impressionable elementary school student was later kicked out of school for committing a hate crime in the ninth grade. However, he later renounced the belief.

Who is Sean Strickland's girlfriend?

Much is not known about the MMA fighter's girlfriend. Although several tabloids report that the King of the Cage is single, his public revelations during an interview on Helen Yee Sports proved otherwise. In the interview, he told Yee that,

"I have a girlfriend who I love very much. She makes me a better man. As much as I like being single... My girl makes me a truly better man, and baby, I thank you for that."

What is Sean Strickland's age?

Born on the 27th of February 1991, Tarzan is 32 years old as of October 2023. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

At what age did Sean Strickland start training?

In a 2021 interview with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, he revealed that his mother introduced him to MMA fighting as a means of resolving his anger problems. At the time, the ninth grader was 14 years old.

How tall is Shawn Strickland?

The 2023 #1 best MMA Middleweight fighter is 6 feet and 1 inch tall (185 centimetres). Sean Strickland's reach is 76 inches (193.04 centimetres) with a 41.50-inch (105.4 centimetres) long leg reach.

How much did Sean Strickland earn from UFC 293?
Sean Strickland speaks to fans during the UFC 293 Open Workouts at Sydney Town Hall on September 06, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC.
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Which weight class is Sean Strickland in?

According to his latest weigh-in, Sean Strickland's weight was 184.9 lbs (83.9 kilograms). The Pro MMA athlete fights in the UFC middleweight division. However, in April 2017, he lost to UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman in a welterweight division clash, a decision that inspired his move to the middleweight class.

Is Sean Strickland on Instagram?

Like most famous UFC Champions, the reigning middleweight champion has an active presence on social media. At the time of writing, the Instagram account of the UFC fighter had 848,000 followers. His YouTube and X(Twitter) accounts have over 69,000 and 216,000 followers, respectively.


By his own account, the middleweight fighter attended a handful of schools. On The MMA Hour, he revealed that although he attended elementary school, he was not able to complete high school. Before fighting in the King of the Cage promotion in 2008, he had planned to return to school to earn his GED.

How much did Sean Strickland get paid for UFC?
Sean Strickland punches Bubba McDaniel in their UFC 171 middleweight bout at the American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.
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Sports Brief is yet to verify whether a MaxPreps profile by the name of Sean Strickland is indeed his. According to the profile, Sean attended high school at Newberry High School, where he played on the offensive line for the school's football team in 2005.

How many wins does Sean Strickland have?

As of October 2023, Sean Strickland's UFC record is 28 wins and 5 losses, with 11 wins by knockout, four wins by submission, and nine first-round finishes. The jiu-jitsu black belt has had fifteen years of experience, becoming a pro in 2008. Scroll down for a summary of some of his career wins as of September 2023.





UFC 293

Israel Adesanya


Fight Night

Nassourdine Imavov


Fight Night

Jack Hermansson



Uriah Hall



Krzysztof Jotko


Fight Night

Jack Marshman


Fight Night

Court McGee


UFC 199

Tom Breese


Fight Night

Igor Araujo


Fight Night

Luke Barnatt

Has Sean Strickland ever been a UFC champion?
Sean Strickland punches Abus Magomedov in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 01, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC.
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Quick facts about Sean Strickland

  1. Early in his career, the middleweight champion trained for three years in the Team Quest gym with MMA legend Dan Henderson. In 2022, his training partners included Darren Till, Chris Curtis, and Khamzat Chimaev.
  2. According to tabloids, he has trained at Millennia MMA Gym, RVCA Training Center, and the Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts training school.
  3. The Anaheim native is proficient in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu martial art. In a 2023 interview with Nina-Marie Daniele, Sean announced that he had a black belt in the art but doubted its efficiency in the ring.
  4. The UFC Middleweight champion is a striker.
  5. According to his UFC profile, the 32-year-old athlete made his UFC debut in March 2014.
  6. The reigning King of the Cage is the 2023 middleweight title holder.

With 15 years as a UFC professional fighter, Sean Strickland's net worth is a reflection of the athlete's professional success. Only time can tell what the 2023 Middleweight champion's future earnings might be.

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