Gilbert Burns reveals how Sean Strickland gave him a ‘heads up’

Gilbert Burns explains how Sean Strickland warned him before the brawl.

by Aryan Lakhani
Gilbert Burns reveals how Sean Strickland gave him a ‘heads up’
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The recent brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis happened in the UFC 296 event, where Gilbert Burns’s family was partially involved. Before attacking or launching towards Dricus Du Plessis, Sean Strickland quickly asked Burns’ wife and kids to step aside.

Interestingly, Sean Strickland informed Gilbert Burns about getting involved in a heated situation before the incident happened, which is why he wasn’t really surprised to see the altercation.

As far as Burns's wife and kids are concerned, they were fine and moved aside just in time.

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Recently on the JAXXON podcast, Gilbert Burns revealed how Sean Strickland warned him about the brawl well in advance.

When Sean came, he came and then he kind of looked at the guy, I think he’s already like, ‘Man, * You brought your wife and your kids?’” Burns said as quoted by “I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Yeah, this frickin’ guy is right there.

I might do stuff with this guy.’ That was before the fight, when he walked in, he already had the thing in his head: ‘If I do something, I’ll give you the heads up.’ Whenever the thing started going down, this guy kind of looked at me and said, ‘Now.’” Burns further said: “He asked my son and my wife to move, so he pushed the seat down where he stepped, the seat kind of fell through.

They hit each other a little bit. People didn’t see that side of the camera. We saw because it was right there. There was kind of a little bit back and forth, it was nothing clean. And then Dana [White] came after the fight like, ‘What happened? Anyone got hurt? Anyone need anything?’ No, nothing happened to anyone”.

Sean Strickland vs Dricus Du Plessis will face each other in less than one month's time; one will fall, and one will rise – it will be interesting to see who.

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