Colby Covington Claims Sean Strickland is Under Investigation for Pistol-Whipping Man in Las Vegas

Covington alleges that the former middleweight champ is being investigated by Las Vegas PD for assault

Colby Covington And Sean Strickland
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Colby Covington claims that former UFC middleweight world champion Sean Strickland is currently under investigation in Las Vegas for allegedly pistol-whipping a man. 

During a recent interview with Valuetainment TV, ‘Chaos’ suggested that Strickland would be going to court soon after he had supposedly assaulted a man near his home. 

“He was a washout in my division,” Covington said. “He couldn’t handle it in my division. He got beat up and knocked out. I think he’s a bum. He’s been hit in the head too many times. He’s got CTE, straight up. Anything that guy says, you can’t follow along. That guy is probably gonna end up killing someone someday.

“He’s under investigation right now in Vegas. Some drunk guy was wandering the streets in Las Vegas near [Strickland’s] home. He goes outside and pistol-whips the dude in the middle of the street. So he’s under investigation in Vegas right now. He’s gonna be going to court so, we’re really gonna take that guy’s opinion on something?”

Sean Strickland Pulled Gun on a Man Lurking Around His Home in November 2023

In November, Strickland was spotted on CCTV footage pulling a gun on a man outside of his home. Strickland initially thought that the individual was attempting to steal his truck before learning that he was involved in an alleged domestic dispute and was being sought after by Las Vegas police. 

It’s unclear if this incident is related to the one Covington is describing or if it’s the result of an entirely different encounter. 

As of this writing, Sean Strickland has not responded to Covington’s claim, though we imagine it’s just a matter of time. 

Strickland went 5-3 as a welterweight under the UFC banner before making the permanent move to middleweight. Since then, he has gone 8-3, his biggest win coming against Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 to claim the 185-pound title. However, ‘Tarzan’ surrendered the belt to Dricus Du Plessis four months later, bringing an end to his brief reign as the division’s top dog. 

Published on March 27, 2024 at 10:44 am
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