Micah Parsons Tackles Sumo Wrestling in Japan, Draws Challenge from UFC's Sean Strickland

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons faced off against a sumo wrestler in Japan, eventually pushing his opponent out of the circle. UFC fighter Sean Strickland responded to a video of the match, boasting he could beat both Parsons and the sumo wrestler, prompting Parsons to issue a challenge.

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Micah Parsons Tackles Sumo Wrestling in Japan, Draws Challenge from UFC's Sean Strickland

Micah Parsons Tackles Sumo Wrestling in Japan, Draws Challenge from UFC's Sean Strickland

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons recently found himself in an unlikely showdown during a trip to Japan: facing off against a trained sumo wrestler. The 6'3", 245-pound NFL star initially struggled against the young wrestler but managed to turn the tide in the second round, pushing his opponent out of the circle.

Parsons' sumo match caught the attention of UFC fighter Sean Strickland, a former middleweight champion. Strickland reacted to a video of the encounter on Twitter, boasting that he could take on both Parsons and the sumo wrestler. "Bro idk who Micah Parsons is but I'd take that man's soul and feed it to that sumo wrestler then suplex the sumo wrestler," Strickland tweeted. He also asked, "Where is this?"

Parsons wasted no time in responding to Strickland's challenge. "Come try it out! F**k around and find out," Parsons tweeted, accompanied by lion emojis. This response echoed the sentiment he expressed during the sumo match, letting out a lion's roar and playfully pushing his friend CJ Stroud after winning the second round.

Fans are divided on the potential matchup between Parsons and Strickland. While many have warned Parsons to avoid the fight, others have pointed out the NFL star's wrestling background. Parsons was a wrestler in his youth and even contemplated making a comeback to the sport during his senior year in high school.

With his trip to Asia now concluded, Parsons will shift his focus to training camps and the upcoming NFL season. The Cowboys and Parsons aim to bounce back from a disappointing 2023 season that ended with a playoff exit, potentially securing a lucrative contract for the star linebacker in the process. As for a showdown with Strickland in the octagon or the sumo ring, only time will tell if the UFC fighter's challenge will materialize.

Key Takeaways

  • Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys linebacker, faced a sumo wrestler in Japan and won the second round.
  • UFC fighter Sean Strickland boasted on Twitter that he could beat both Parsons and the sumo wrestler.
  • Parsons responded to Strickland's challenge, saying "Come try it out! F**k around and find out."
  • Fans are divided on the potential matchup, citing Parsons' wrestling background and Strickland's UFC experience.
  • The potential showdown is on hold as Parsons focuses on NFL training camps and the upcoming season.