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Watch: UFC Middleweight Champ Sean Strickland Confronts Suspected Car Thief Ahead of Title Defense


UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland, gearing up for his title defense against Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 297 on January 20th, found himself in an unexpected real-life confrontation. Strickland, 32, confronted a suspected car thief outside his Las Vegas home, capturing the incident on his Ring Camera.

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Strickland, gun in hand, approached the trespasser who had sought refuge at his residence. The footage revealed that the individual, initially believed to be stealing Strickland's car, was later apprehended after a series of events involving a security guard and a damaged tire.



Strickland described the situation in his Instagram post, stating, "Here’s what I know: The guy was drunk stomping out a girl, a security guard seen it, he jumped in his car and drove off. Security followed him, hit a curb, completely shredded his tire, drove on the rim for a while then jumped out and tried to hide at my house. I initially thought he was stealing my car. He was arrested."

The video shows Strickland and another individual approaching the trespasser on the street, where Strickland points his gun at the man and instructs him to sit down. Despite the intense situation, Strickland added a touch of humor by describing the trespasser as a "very nice guy."

Now, as Strickland turns his attention back to the upcoming UFC 297 bout against Dricus Du Plessis, fans are left intrigued by the unexpected real-world drama involving the middleweight champion.

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