Sean Strickland, the former UFC middleweight champion, found himself in a heated sparring match with social media personality & streamer Sneako, at the UFC Performance Institute.
The session, which quickly escalated beyond a friendly spar, required intervention from UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin to prevent further escalation.
Sneako, known for his “red pill” content and support of Donald Trump, stepped into the ring with Strickland.
Despite multiple attempts from onlookers to stop the bout by throwing in the towel, Strickland pressed on – dominating the entire exchange until Griffin stepped in to intervene.
In the full video, it can be seen that Strickland is taunting Sneako – encouraging him to aim for a knockout:
Think if you knocked me out, how cool that would look.
You could actually accomplish something by doing nothing.
And, well, as the sparring continued, Strickland promised something that he’d deliver on:
As we get closer to the three-minute mark, you’re going to about to feel a significant more amount of pain.
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Sean Strickland just gave Sneako a BEAT DOWN and bloodied his nose 😳 pic.twitter.com/LjdwL8gotN
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) February 9, 2024
Glad we got the full clip here. The way this kid comes out jabbing at Sean using power, hitting him in the chin, not going to the body as much, actually trying is just disrespectful. Theres diff ways to go about sparring. You gotta show Sean that respect off rip. He didn’t. https://t.co/T1oezOhlJw
— Joe Gravel (@JoeGravel20) February 9, 2024