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Sean Strickland has cringy, inappropriate response to Mel Gibson’s UFC Vegas 76 attendance: ‘Surprised he wasn’t rooting for Germany’

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Sean Strickland just roasted a Hollywood legend.

Strickland picked up a big win at UFC Vegas 76 last night (Sat., July 1, 2023), finishing Abus Magomedov in the second round via technical knockout inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch highlights). Strickland also scored a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus and improved his UFC main event record to 4-1.

After his latest main event win, Strickland fist-bumped Mel Gibson, who was in attendance to soak up all the violence.

During UFC Vegas 76’s post-fight conference (watch here), Strickland reacted to quickly meeting Gibson and questioned who he was really rooting for.

“That’s a crazy motherf—ker, dude. I’m surprised he wasn’t rooting for Germany,” Strickland told “Too soon? When you take those f—king drugs, you say crazy s—t, right?”

Strickland’s UFC Vegas 76 opponent, Magomedov, lives and fights out of Dusseldorf, Germany, but is of Russian descent. In 2006, Gibson went on a racist tirade about Jews when arrested for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Therefore, Strickland was obviously making a crude and inappropriate reference to World War 2-related atrocities.

“Mel Gibson is the man,” Strickland backpedaled. “You ever see Get The Gringo or whatever? I love that guy — he’s f—king nuts. That’s who I want to be when I’m crazy and old ... just less racist. I’m just kidding — I don’t think Mel Gibson is a racist, I think he’s f—king nuts.”

For complete UFC Vegas 76 results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.

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