Joe Rogan offered his take on reigning UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland pulling a gun on a man he thought to be a burglar.
Days after Strickland made headlines by calling out Ian Garry’s “succubus” of a wife, ‘Tarzan’ made the news once again after sharing footage of an altercation he had with an unidentified male outside of his home. Initially, the brief clip featured a man appearing to lurk around Strickland’s truck outside his home followed by a shot of Strickland walking away from his front door.
Additional footage released by Strickland the next day showed the UFC champ pointing a gun at the man before being reportedly arrested.
“Did you see his house got broken into? What a wrong house to break into,” Rogan said during a recent episode of his popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. “Out of all the houses to f*ck with, that guy. UFC middleweight champion who is a gun nut and really knows how to use guns. He trains. Every photo that he has or when he does YouTube videos, there’s f*cking ARs on the wall behind him. He’s not f*cking around kid. He’s ready. He’s hilarious and so marketable, like an anti-hero, but also a hero.”
He continued, “I don’t know what the guy was doing. It seems like the guy was just obliterated drunk and [Strickland] thought the guy was trying to rob him. I think the guy was just sh*tfaced and was just looking for his keys or something.”
According to Strickland’s post on social media, the individual in question was involved in an alleged domestic altercation before attempting to flee the scene from local security. While in his vehicle, he hit a curb which blew out his tire. The accused then left the vehicle and attempted to hide in between two parked vehicles, one of them belonging to Strickland.
That is what prompted Strickland to leap into action.
“That’s karma. That is the universe sending you to the wrong spot,” Rogan said with a laugh. “He was such a c*nt that the universe guided him to the absolute worst place he could ever be while he just did those things. Stomped out a girl, drove drunk, drove his car into a curb, ditched it, and tried to hide at the absolute wrong spot.”
Joe Rogan Looks Back at Sean Strickland’s Shocking Win Against ‘The Last Stylebender’
Strickland shocked the world in September, scoring a stunning unanimous decision upset against Israel Adesanya to claim the UFC middleweight title.
“He’s behaving like a wild young contender, but he’s the number one guy on earth,” Rogan said. “People can say what they want about that Adesanya fight. ‘Oh, Izzy wasn’t himself.’ Dude, Izzy wasn’t himself because he got clipped by a bomb of a right hand by Strickland in that first round. Strickland connected with a picture-perfect right hand, rocked Izzy, and then hit him with how many shots? Eight, 10 clean shots to the head. Left hooks in the clinch. Of course, he wasn’t himself after that.
“You get hit like that in a fight, you’re in f*cksville for the rest of the fight. He probably doesn’t remember those rounds. Who knows how dinged up he got? Only he knows. Only Izzy knows how badly he got hurt in that first round, but when you get rocked that way, your legs go out, and you go down, that’s a concussion.”
When he’s not taking down would-be assailants in his neighborhood, Sean Strickland is gearing up for his first UFC title defense. He is currently scheduled to headline UFC 297 in January, defending his 185-pound crown against No. 2 ranked contender Dricus Du Plessis.
“You can talk sh*t about Strickland all you want because Strickland seems like he’s got this awkward style and people think he’s not as good as he is, but you watch him tune dudes up,” Rogan added. “That guy is a motherf*cker, man.”
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