If you’ve been training BJJ for a while, you know how things can sometimes get heated during training. Stuff can turn emotional, even physical.
Such was the case when the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Orlando Sanchez got into a physical altercation with Sean Strickland, a UFC veteran, during a recent sparring session.
While they were wrestling, as a part of their sparring session, the two connected with a collar tie. At one point, Strickland went to grab an Underhook, to which Sanchez responded by grabbing an Overhook – twisting towards the inside, practically applying the Mir Lock submission technique.
Sean Strickland responded to this by shouting:
“Oh motherf****!”, slapping Sanchez in the face and kicking him in the chest. Sanchez, seemingly genuinely concerned for what’s happened, asked Strickland what the problem was, to which he responded: “It’s a d*ck move!”
“It’s only grappling”, Sanchez said in reply – after which almost a whole minute of arguing ensued.
The attempt at sparring again afterwards didn’t go too well. Strickland was still visibly angry with the standing Mir Lock that Sanchez applied, and he left the cage quickly.
Orlando Sanchez is a BJJ champion, who won a gold in the ADCC and who also runs a number of Gracie Barra gyms. He was helping Strickland prepare for his up and coming fight against Urijah Hall, which is to happen in July.
Watch the physical altercation between the two here:
Sanchez has in the past used some questionable techniques in training: