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UFC middleweight shows off mangled finger: “It was consensual”

✔ "I don't know what the fuck happened" ✔ Check out the photo here – but viewer discretion is advised!

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.”

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!

How do you think Sean Strickland vs. Jared Cannonier plays out?



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