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Say what you will about Sean Strickland but he certainly doesn’t seem overawed days out from his maiden UFC world title opportunity. 

The American fighter has appeared to make the most of his time in the limelight ahead of this weekend’s UFC 293 main event opposite Israel Adesanya, arguably endearing himself to the fans in Sydney, Australia with his unique brand of fight promotion. Strickland has been in typically effervescent form since arriving Down Under, even going so far as to (jokingly, we stress) ‘punch’ an Adesanya fan in the guts when he was approached, and even inviting a fan to the stage to spar him during Wednesday’s open workouts.

And if you were expecting more of the same during the official press conference, well, you won’t be disappointed. Check out all the action in the videos below, including a rather tense confrontation between Adesanya and flyweight contender Manel Kape at the five-minute mark of the video.