UFC Middleweight Sean Strickland (24-3, 11-3 UFC) was involved in a road rage altercation this past weekend.
Strickland was scheduled to compete on UFC 268 against former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. However, the bout was canceled as Rockhold announced that he herniated a disc in his back and had to pull out. Strickland was removed from the card.
Strickland recorded the incident and posted it on his Instagram story. Strickland says “I’ll pull over right now! No guns, no knives.” The person he was talking to replies by saying he’s “got bullets.” What could have turned into an ugly situation thankfully seems to have just ended with just words.
In the past, we have seen Strickland show his willingness to fight outside the octagon. In the past few months, Strickland said on social media that he would be willing to take a “misdemeanor charge just to smack you and watch your head bounce off the ground”. This was following Luke Rockhold’s response to Strickland saying he would like to kill someone in the octagon, calling him a “f**king idiot”. Strickland has also called out UFC Welterweight contender Belal Muhammad, saying on his Instagram that when he sees him, he will “backhand,” him.
Since the fight cancellation, Sean Strickland has stated that he would like to fight on the UFC 270 card in January, which will be held in his home state of California. Strickland said, “I want the fight to mean something, to potentially put me in line for a title shot.”
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