Sean Strickland Gets Into Sparring Match With College Football Star At UFC PI (Video)

The top-ranked middleweight got to work with an NFL hopeful inside the cage.

Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland is certainly one fighter on the UFC’s roster who is down for almost anything. Strickland is one of the top-ranked middleweights in the UFC and is coming off a victory over Nassourdine Imavov last month. The victory snapped a two-fight losing streak for the 31-year-old.

In the meantime, Strickland has been engaging in some fun activities to keep himself busy while he awaits his next bout. One of those activities seems to be sparring with fellow professional athletes at the UFC’s Performance Institute. 

Sean Strickland Spars College Football Star

Strickland was recently videoed sparring with Habakkuk Baldonado, who plays defensive end for the University of Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old NFL hopeful was born in Italy before moving to the United States in 2017. He declared for the NFL draft last month, which is slated to take place this upcoming April.

On a recent Instagram video posted to Strickland’s page, the UFC star can be seen moving around and sparring with the NFL hopeful. All the action took place inside the UFC’s Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Check it out here:

The sparring session was relatively hard, and the always ecstatic Strickland can be heard imploring with Baldonado to hit him hard. If things don’t work out for Baldonado on the football field, perhaps he’d consider a move into the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA).

Published on February 8, 2023 at 12:18 pm
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