UFC champion Sean Strickland had an eventful Friday in Las Vegas.
He started the day by leaving Jake Paul bloodied after a sparring match. A few short hours later, Strickland engaged in a separate altercation with musician Machine Gun Kelly.
Strickland attended the star-studded Power Slap event at Durango Casino & Resort. A video captured by Inside Fighting, shows Strickland confronting the Grammy-nominated artist and at one point describing him as a “weirdo.”
UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland is seen on stage during the UFC 2024 seasonal press conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 15, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Strickland also appeared to insult Kelly’s clothing.
Strickland eventually walked away but took a moment to shout back at MGK saying, “I don’t know who the f— that guy is. I’m easy to find, vampire man.” The altercation appeared to remain strictly verbal.
Strickland took to social media Friday night and hinted that he had had some sort of exchange with Kelly.
Machine Gun Kelly jumped up when he saw the fan rushing the stage. (Taylor Hill)
“I almost hit a vampire tonight… lol!” Strickland wrote. “They said his name is machine gun kelly.. How do you have a dope a– name and dress like a 13 goth south park character?!?”
UFC CEO Dana White was later asked about the altercation between Strickland and Kelly.
“You can’t bring Sean Strickland around any other human beings,” White said following a notable (and laughter-inducing) pause. “You know what I mean? It has nothing to do with Machine Gun Kelly. It’s about humans.”
UFC CEO Dana White is seen on stage during the UFC 297 press conference at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on January 18, 2024, in Toronto, Ontario. (Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Strickland later went on a social media rant, eventually taking aim at MGK’s fiancée and actress Megan Fox. Strickland questioned Fox’s decision to be in a relationship with Kelly.
Strickland’s January bout at UFC 297 to defend his UFC middleweight title ended in a split decision defeat to Dricus du Plessis.
Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.