A man fleeing a scene where he allegedly attacked a woman ran straight into armed UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland. The fighter released video of the startling confrontation on his Instagram account Sunday.
According to Strickland, he later discovered the suspect had allegedly attacked a female victim prior to showing up in his Las Vegas driveway. The man was spotted by a security guard who followed him away from the violent incident.
The seemingly impaired individual, Strickland explained, ran his car up onto a curb and ended up trying to flee while driving on a bare rim.
Security footage from the home showed the stumbling suspect attempting to hide between two vehicles in the driveway. The video then revealed Strickland holding a gun on the man, pushing him to the ground, and telling him to “sit the [expletive] down.”
The fighter said he first thought the stranger was attempting to steal his car. The suspect’s face is blurred out on the video.
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Strickland posted on his Instagram account, “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 awhile then jumped out and tried to hide.”
Unfortunately for the unidentified suspect, he tried to hide at the home of an armed UFC fighter. For the record, Strickland’s account was not independently verified.
He is an acclaimed MMA fighter, having posted a 28-5 record in the octagon. The New York Post reported Strickland began his career in 2008.
The 32-year-old is in preparation to defend his middleweight crown for the first time. He is scheduled to face Dricus Du Plessis on Jan. 20 in the UFC 297 main event at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Strickland is not the first UFC fighter to be pushed into wielding a firearm at a person who allegedly trespassed at his home. Three years ago, UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones brandished a shotgun as he pursued an alleged car thief away from his residence.
The vast majority of criminals are not bright, but theoretically they would know better than target world-class fighters as their victims.