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Sean Strickland accepts Sway House TikToker Bryce Hall’s desert challenge: ‘Wanna see a dead body?’

TikToker Bryce Hall has won one fight in BKFC and thinks he can take Sean Strickland in a ... sand fight?

Sean Strickland may have dropped UFC’s Middleweight title at UFC 297 last month to Dricus Du Plessis (watch highlights), but he’s the new hot thing as far as social media influencers are concerned.

After lighting up Sneako during a “friendly spar,” the YouTube and TikTok communities have a bone to pick with Strickland. Dozens have called out “Tarzan” for being a bully, including Jake Paul, who offered Strickland $1 million to box. Strickland countered with his own offer: “No cameras, just me and you in the desert.”

It’s better than a remote island.

But, if an Influencer gets his or her butt kicked in the desert and there’s no one there to film it, did it really happen? Not in any way that matters for these folks, so Paul hasn’t agreed to that.

Someone else did, though.

Bryce Hall is a 24-year-old YouTuber and TikToker who is best known for being a part of “Sway House” and briefly dating another more popular TikToker (and former UFC talent), Addison Rae. He’s also one of dudes who followed Paul into influencer boxing, losing his debut at the “YouTubers vs. TikTokers” event back in 2021. More recently, he actually won a Bare Knuckle FC Welterweight fight in Aug. 2023.

Now, he hopes to make a name by testing himself against Strickland.

“Ok ... deal ....” Hall wrote in an Instagram direct message to Strickland. “Me and you this week.... I’ll give you a location. You can bring a go pro or something... Just me and you. I’m tired of this gym bs....”

“You all wanna see a dead body???” Strickland wrote on X while sharing the message. “God this is the only thing I’ve ever wanted.... Please please I never ask you for anything..... please!!!”

Hall may be more skilled than Sneako, but he still stands no chance against Strickland. After years of watching Paul embarrass mixed martial arts (MMA) by taking on elderly statesmen of the sport, the pendulum may finally be swinging back our way. These social media kids are so thirsty for clout that they’re forgetting to pick on the old and infirm.

We’ll keep you up to date on whether Hall follows through on his challenge to Strickland. Even if he doesn’t, it seems like just a matter of time before the next soft Internet kid gets Sneako’d by Sean.

Just not this one.

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