Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland was involved in a heated exchange with music star Machine Gun Kelly on Friday night in Las Vegas. The incident took place during yesterday's Power Slap event at Durango Casino & Resort, where both Strickland and Kelly were in attendance.
Details of what sparked the confrontation are unclear, but witnesses reported a verbal spat between the two men. Strickland was heard calling Machine Gun Kelly "weird" and made derogatory comments about the musician's attire. The altercation was eventually broken up, with Strickland reportedly saying, "I'm easy to find, vampire man."
Prior to the incident, Strickland had posted a tweet on social media, joking about almost hitting a "vampire" who turned out to be Machine Gun Kelly. He also commented on the musician's attire, comparing it to a character from South Park.
After a video of the altercation went viral, Strickland shared further remarks on social media, expressing surprise about Megan Fox's relationship with Machine Gun Kelly and indicating his frustration. He concluded with, "I'm done… goodnight.. fuck… fuck…. I’m done…"
Sean Strickland, with a professional record of 28 wins and 6 losses in MMA, most recently fought at UFC 297 in Toronto, where he lost a split decision to Dricus Du Plessis,
relinquishing his middleweight world title. While Strickland initially sought an immediate rematch with Du Plessis, it seems that UFC President Dana White and the organization have other plans for the South African's first title defense.