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New footage of Sean Strickland’s brawl with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 296 shows exactly what happened

Ryan Smart

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New footage of Sean Strickland’s brawl with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 296 shows exactly what happened

New footage of Sean Strickland's brawl with Dricus du Plessis during UFC 296 has shown exactly what happened in the build-up.

Strickland was present in Nevada to watch a show headlined by the UFC Welterweight Championship fight between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington, which Edwards won to retain his belt.

The American fighter is not in action himself until UFC 297 on January 20, when he takes on South African Du Plessis in something of a grudge match.

And new fan footage posted on social media has showed exactly how it happened.

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You can watch the clip below.

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The clip shows Strickland jump over seats to brawl with his rival.

Before that, the two fighters appeared to share some strong words, before Strickland gestured towards the family of fellow fighter Gilbert Burns, who were sat near to Du Plessis, to move out of the way.

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Strickland then launched himself towards his rival, and the pair hit each other with a series of punches and elbows before the brawl was broken up by security at the venue in Nevada.

The American was escorted from the arena, as confirmed on the live broadcast by commentator Joe Rogan, and now has over a month to wait to get into the cage to get his hands on his Pretoria-born rival for a second time.

Earlier in the week, Strickland verbally attacked Covington after he directed an insult towards Edwards' late father during their pre-fight press conference - and took aim at his countryman over his support of the Republican former US President Donald Trump.

He exclaimed (quotes via Daily Mail): "Colby is an utter piece of s**t. What it is, if you know Colby on a personal level, he f***ed over everybody.

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"Him making fun of Leon's dad is the biggest c**t move you could ever do.

"And I take it as a personal insult to me, you guys, the Trump says are Republicans, you guys are my f***ing people, the blue collar workers. You guys are my f***ing people."

Featured Image Credit: X/Twitter/@JoshIsner

Topics: UFC, MMA, Joe Rogan

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