UFC middleweight Sean Strickland made MMA news headlines last week after a gym altercation. The number 11-ranked contender lashed out at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Orlando Sanchez during a grappling training session at the RVCA gym in Costa Mesa.
Strickland grew irate after Sanchez supposedly tried to pull a “dirty” move on him. Parts of the incident were caught on video.
While many observers sided with Strickland, a good handful apparently came after him. Now, the 30-year-old fighter has a collective message for all of them.
Listen, you guys running your f—ng mouth. If you were to see me in person, come and say that shit to me, I would smack you in the f—ng face. And let’s say you’re not cool like Orlando. Let’s say you’re a dick. And you get mad, and you put your hands, I’m not like Orlando. I would continue to hit you in the f—ng face.
I’m a cage fighter, this is what I f—ng do. I like to hurt people. Don’t be shocked at what I did. Be shocked at yourself.
As a matter of fact, if you wanna run your f—ng mouth, not on the internet, you should come up to me. Do it in person, and bring your f—ng kids. So after I smack you in the mouth, they can watch me smack their f—ng coward father, and maybe they can learn a lesson and not be a bitch like you.
Stay off the internet. Stop running your f—ng mouth.
Strickland is scheduled to headline the UFC’s July 31st event against TUF 17 alum Uriah Hall.