UFC champion Sean Strickland uploaded a video to his social media accounts showing him holding a man at gunpoint outside his home as he waited for police to arrive. Eventually, police did arrive and arrest the man, who is accused of being a domestic violence suspect.
According to the UFC middleweight champion, he thought the guy outside his home was trying to steal his car.
Strickland wrote in the video’s post caption, “The guy was drunk stomping out a girl, a security guard seen it, he jumped in his car and drove off. Security followed him, hit a curb, completely shredded his tire, drove on the rim for awhile then jumped out and tried to hide at my house. I initially thought he was stealing my car. He was arrested.”
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) November 27, 2023
In the video Strickland posted, viewers can see a man hurriedly walking onto Strickland’s driveway. Then, it appears he is trying to hide between two parked vehicles there. The video then shows Strickland walking out of his house. He is carrying a handgun.
The next angle of the video shows Strickland holding the man at gunpoint. At one point, it appears that this man tries to walk away, but Strickland and another man follow him.
The video then shows Strickland shoving the man, which sends him to the ground. Strickland continues to hold him at gunpoint.
At first, the suspect in the video was thought to be arrested, though not much information was known, other than Strickland’s post. Information about why he was arrested was not clear. It is now being reported that police did show up at the scene and arrest this man on charges allegedly related to domestic violence.
Strickland is yet the latest UFC star to hold someone at gunpoint at his own home. In 2020, UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones used a shotgun to chase a man, who apparently was trying to steal his car, off of his property.
Just this September, Strickland became a champion when he won the UFC middleweight title in his defeat of Israel Adesanya. He will defend his title in Toronto on Jan. 20 when he goes up against Dricus Du Plessis.