The Sean Strickland Gymnastics Saga will continue in 2022. A video of a 30-year-old middleweight UFC sparring partner being knocked out with a clean blow to the jaw is currently circulating on the internet.
It’s a little difficult, in my opinion. While it may seem like the blow was intended to knock out, it is also possible that the tire landed cleanly on the unprotected jaw.
In the past year alone, Strickland has made several MMA titles due to some incidents that occurred during training. In June 2021, he got into a heated argument with ADCC champion Orlando Sanchez during a combat training session. Sanchez allegedly hit Strickland’s hand hard, believing it to be a “dirty move.”
A few months later, he was seen throwing a bomb at PFL champion Emiliano Sord using a four-ounce glove without a hat. Still, despite such behavior, some consider him a “crazy but cool” exercise partner.
In the UFC bout on Feb. 5, No. 7 Strickland is scheduled to face No. 6 contender Jack Hermansson.