UFC middleweight shows off mangled finger: “It was consensual”
UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland is suffering from a nasty infection after a sparring session gone wrong.
“I punched a dude in the face, right? And it was consensual, but I hit his tooth and now my finger is god awful infected. So now I gotta go get this thing scrubbed out, get an antibiotic IV and we’ll be back to it on Monday.”
Sean Strickland’s finger is all infected 😵 pic.twitter.com/bC7Gndm4kz
— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) August 26, 2022
Although the injury required surgery, it seems that Strickland’s upcoming fight against recent title challenger Jared Cannonier is not in danger of being cancelled; however, “Tarzan” will have to stay away from sparring for the next few weeks.
“I don’t know what the fuck happened. Camp was going really fucking good. I had a hard spar on Thursday. I woke up on Friday and was like, ‘Hey, you know what? My finger is a little sore’, and then throughout the day, I was like ‘my finger is fucked’. So I went to the hospital and it turns out I have a really bad infection from a tooth. And yeah, they’re going to cut me open and drain it out. I should’ve went to college you guys, I don’t fucking know. I’m gonna be out for like three weeks though, so that’s fucking life, right?”
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Strickland and Cannonier are expected to collide in the main event at UFC Fight Night 212 on October 15. The outspoken and often controversial Strickland will have less than a month to prepare for “The Killa’ Gorilla” once he has fully recovered from the infection and minor surgery – no easy feat!
Here’s a photo of Strickland’s finger after surgery. Viewer discretion is advised!
Sean Strickland’s finger 😵 pic.twitter.com/WJKGCOOmyC
— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) August 29, 2022
How do you think Sean Strickland vs. Jared Cannonier plays out?
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