“I Will Forever Feel Like a Pu**y in Comparison…”: Sean Strickland Shares a “Savage” Story About His Bodyguard That Dana White and Co. Gave Him After He Punched a Fan in Australia Ahead of UFC 293

Published 09/11/2023, 10:55 AM EDT

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At the main event of UFC 293, Sean Strickland managed to shock the world by beating Israel Adesanya. Entering the fight as a massive underdog, the athlete managed to outpoint Adesanya on the scorecard of all three judges, thus pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the UFC, all after some serious trash talk before the event.

But while the win itself was wild, this wasn’t the only crazy experience the athlete had in the land down under. Days before his championship triumph, the fighter assaulted a fan, an incident that required the intervention of the authorities. But according to the fighter, what followed the incident was even crazier and left him in awe.

Sean Strickland reveals “savage” story from Australia

Leading up to his championship matchup against Israel Adesanya, Sean Strickland landed himself in some trouble. This happened after the fighter punched a fan who claimed Israel Adesanya would knock him out during their match. As expected, authorities soon took notice, and the UFC provided the fighter with a bodyguard. In sports, including MMA, athletes having bodyguards is nothing new.

But there was something special about this bodyguard. According to Strickland, the bodyguard was a former special forces operator who narrated a story. Although he didn’t elaborate on what the story was, the fighter claimed that it left him “feeling like a ‘pu**y in comparison.” Narrating the story, Strickland wrote on X, “After I punched that fan in Sydney, the UFC gave me a bodyguard (thanks for not pressing charges). But the bodyguard… My god, he was an absolute savage. He told me one special forces story, and from that, I will forever feel like a pussy in comparison.”

It’s no secret to anyone that the US Special Forces or Green Berets, as they are popularly known, operate in some of the most strange and dangerous circumstances. Strickland, who himself has had a rough upbringing, is no stranger to wild circumstances. From having an alcoholic father to self-admission being an individual with a dark past, the fighter’s life seems to be a crazy ride. But if someone like him can be left feeling so dazzled by something, it ought to be serious.

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Aditya Vaibhav

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Aditya Vaibhav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He discovered MMA in the year 2009 after watching Chuck Liddell on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, at the age of 10. A follower of combat sports, Aditya uses writing as a medium to actively participate in the domain he is so passionate about.
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Yeswanth Praveen

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