UFC 293: American Sean Strickland blasts Australian government in shocking outburst as he claims...
Controversial UFC star Sean Strickland has hit out at Australia's government after claiming Aussies are denied freedom of speech in a bizarre outburst on Wednesday.
Strickland, 32, avoided time in a jail cell earlier this week after he admitted to punching a fan who taunted him in Bondi ahead of his UFC 293 bout against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on Sunday.
And now he's grabbed attention again after offering a scathing criticism of the Australian government during media day in Sydney.
Strickland, an outspoken figure who has identifies himself as a former white supremacist and has made controversial remarks about women and race in the past, claimed the Australian public is not allowed to speak freely.
'It must be talked about,' he said. 'You guys did throw a pregnant woman in jail over a FB post during Covid. That must be talked about. Shame on you guys. How do you feel about that? It was all over the news, how do you not know about that?'