A fierce brawl between UFC stars Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis erupted at UFC 296, setting the stage for an explosive showdown at UFC 297 in January. The incident occurred at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Du Plessis was sitting a couple of rows behind Strickland. The tension between the two fighters was palpable, with Du Plessis booing Strickland before the latter stood up, pointed an imaginary gun in his direction, and fired away.
The brawl escalated quickly, with Strickland approaching Du Plessis and starting to throw punches, landing his right hand on Du Plessis’ head numerous times. The fight was eventually broken up, with UFC CEO Dana White in the middle of the scrum. Strickland was removed from T-Mobile Arena.
The animosity between the two fighters has been building for some time, with Strickland calling out Du Plessis on social media, accusing him of having an “izzy mouth” and “feeding his dog”. The feud has generated significant buzz on social media, with both fighters expressing their readiness for the upcoming showdown at UFC 297 in Toronto.
The incident at UFC 296 has raised concerns about the potential impact on the fighters’ health and well-being. It is currently unknown if either fighter sustained any injuries during the brawl. Despite the bad blood between the two, the anticipation for their highly anticipated fight at UFC 297 is building, with fans eagerly awaiting the intense showdown between the two middleweight titans.