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Video: UFC’s Strickland wails on PFL champ in wild sparring session

‘Tarzan’ spars hard.

UFC’s Sean Strickland spars PFL’s Emiliano Sordi.
UFC’s Sean Strickland spars PFL’s Emiliano Sordi.
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This year we’ve gotten to know UFC middleweight Sean Strickland a lot more, for better or worse. Thanks to ‘Tarzan’’s rise up the rankings the 30-year-old’s interesting perspective on life and fighting are now well known.

Strickland’s ability to rub training partners the wrong way is also well-documented. Recently video from the RVCA training center was released showing Strickland getting into it with BJJ ace Orlando Sanchez over a so-called ‘dirty move’.

And now we have another training video, this time showing Strickland battling (and we mean battling) PFL champion Emiliano Sordi. Check out the video below to see Strickland repeatedly yelling “let’s fucking go” as he draws Sordi into a sparring contest that looks just as intense and menacing as what we see in the cage on fight night.

The footage was shot by Herman Terrado at his Gamebred Training Center (per

Strickland is currently riding high on a five fight winning streak that includes TKO wins over Nordine Taleb and Brendan Allen, along with unanimous decisions over Jack Marshman, Krzystof Jotko and Uriah Hall.

Strickland’s win over Hall in July came in his first ever UFC main event. He is expected to fight former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 268 in November.