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Video: Fresh off violent knockout win, Khalil Rountree sneak disses UFC 293 headliner

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Khalil Rountree picked up another violent finish at UFC Vegas 78 last night (Sat., Aug. 12, 2023), sparking Chris Daukaus in the first round — and spoiling his Light Heavyweight debut in the process — inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch highlights).

The violent knockout artist also picked up a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for the crowd-pleasing effort.

After his fight, during his post-fight interview with the media, Rountree was asked about his beef with the next 185-pound title challenger, Sean Strickland (details here); however, it seems like Rountree has forgotten the identity of his former teammate and current bully.

“I don’t even know who that is, dude,” Rountree said. “Guys keep asking me about this name, I don’t even know this person.”

Last year, Strickland made his beef with Rountree public, mocking Rountree’s emotional post-fight interview (catch up here). Then, out of nowhere, Strickland brought up the Light Heavyweight knockout artist last month, calling him “special needs.”

Strickland continued his trolling by bashing Rountree on Joe Rogan’s podcast, which made Rountree confront the controversial Middleweight.

Again, Strickland trolled “War Horse” on social media last night after he got ignored, claiming Rountree is part of a cult named “Choice Center,” which is located in “Sin City.”

Don’t you just love meaningless mixed martial arts (MMA) drama?

Rountree is now riding a four-fight win streak with three technical knockout finishes. He hopes to headline a Fight Night in his next outing against a ranked opponent. Meanwhile, Strickland will lock horns with Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, at UFC 293, which is scheduled to take place inside Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 9, 2023.

For complete UFC Vegas 78 results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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