Sean Strickland, who was already middleweight champion (up to 83,9kg) of the UFC, starred in a shocking scene last Friday (9/2), when he beat up digital influencer 'Sneako' during a sparring session broadcast live on the Rumble platform. The American spared no blows and left his opponent's face bloodied, ignoring requests to give up.
It all started when Strickland ran into Sneako in Las Vegas during Super Bowl weekend and invited him to train with him. The influencer, who has more than 1,6 million followers on Instagram, accepted the challenge and appeared on Friday morning at the UFC Performance Institute, where the former champion usually prepares for his fights.
What was supposed to be a friendly training session turned into a real beating when Strickland began pressing Sneako against the fence and throwing violent punches at her face.
The influencer tried to defend himself, but he had no chance against the former UFC champion, who showed no mercy. A referee had to intervene to separate the two, while Sneako left the octagon with a broken and bleeding nose.
Sean Strickland in the UFC
Strickland, who is 32 years old and has a record of 28 wins and six losses, seemed not to care about the negative repercussions of his attitude and even raised Sneako's arms, as if it were a gesture of respect.
The fighter, who lost the middleweight belt to the South African Dricus du Plessis in January of this year, he has won three victories in his last four fights and currently occupies first place in the category's ranking. He has faced names like Alex Poatán, Israel adesanya e Kamaru Usman in the UFC.
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