Sean Strickland has opened up about his recent confrontation with Machine Gun Kelly.
The rapper angered Conor McGregor, who tried to attack him, on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2021 – but the cause of the fight remains a mystery almost three years later.
On Friday night, he was caught on camera in another hostile situation with a UFC superstar, but this time it was recently dethroned middleweight champion Strickland.
Viral footage showed the MMA fighter calling Machine Gun Kelly “weird” and insulting his clothes. As he walked away, Strickland turned and said, “I’m easy to find, vampire man.”
Now, Strickland has taken to his YouTube channel to explain the incident.
According to his account, MGK did nothing except be in the same room as him after making some bold fashion choices.
“I go there and I meet the vampire, [former pro snowboarder Luke Trembath] introduces me to the vampire and I laugh at him,” Strickland said.
“I’m like, ‘Dude, what are you wearing?’ Like, what is going on here? How do you do that?’ He looked at me and he didn’t laugh or laugh, but he looked at me and said, “Why is this disrespectful guy talking to me like that?” He looked at me like I was less than human.
After his wild insults fell flat, Strickland wanted to teach MGK a lesson, but their altercation was stopped before it turned violent and he was kicked out of the room.
He added: “I was like, ‘You know what? I will humiliate you now. Then my girlfriend got in the way and said, “Calm down,” and then I was escorted out.
“I had no idea who this vampire was. I didn’t know until today and then I found out, I did some research, I was told about Megan Fox [being engaged to Machine Gun Kelly]. What the fuck, guys? What is happening here?”
Power Slap 6 was the second event hosted by Dana White that Strickland was kicked out of – he was kicked out of UFC 296 in December for starting a fight in the crowd.
The UFC CEO took the blame after sitting the 32-year-old next to his rival, Dricus du Plessis, but now appears to be losing patience with Strickland after his behavior towards MGK.
“You can’t bring Sean Strickland with other human beings,” White said after the show. “You know what I mean? This has nothing to do with Machine Gun Kelly. It’s about humans.
If the wacky American hopes to secure a title rematch with Du Plessis, who beat him by split decision last month, he may want to keep his head down for the next few weeks.
Strickland could find himself at the back of the middleweight field if he does anything to upset White again anytime soon.