Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland loves to spar as hard as he fights.
Just ask streaming influencer Sneako, who was on the receiving end of a blood-inducing beatdown Friday at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.
The sparring session was streamed online and was waved off by UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin after Sneako ate a series of massive left hands. Towels flew over the cage from multiple directions during the seconds that led up to the stoppage.
Despite the lopsided affair, Sneako did not go down. He absorbed what appeared to be near full-power shots from Strickland, who raised Sneako’s hand in a sign of respect after the session.
Check out video clips of the sparring session below:
Sean Strickland just gave Sneako a BEAT DOWN and bloodied his nose 😳 pic.twitter.com/LjdwL8gotN
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) February 9, 2024
Sean Strickland trying to take Sneako’s head off pic.twitter.com/mp8qD9nKXE
— Ninety Eight (@98sThoughts) February 9, 2024
Sneako, 25, is an American YouTuber turned Rumble streamer, who has millions of followers across multiple social media and streaming platforms.
Friday in Las Vegas, both Sneako and Strickland attended campaign events for former U.S. president Donald Trump, who won Nevada’s Republican primary election handily over opponent Nikki Haley.