“Congrats to Sean Strickland for making it in GTA VI”: GTA 6 Protagonist’s Uncanny Resemblance to UFC Champ Blows the Minds of Fans! 

GTA 6 fans’ minds went insane when they noticed a GTA 6’s protagonist in the trailer looking uncannily similar to the UFC star!

“Congrats to Sean Strickland for making it in GTA VI”: GTA 6 Protagonist’s Uncanny Resemblance to UFC Champ Blows the Minds of Fans! 

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  • The release of the ninety-second trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 on Monday (December 4) has been the talk of the town among gamers and fans alike.
  • Keen fans quickly noticed a male protagonist who appeared to have a lot in common with Strickland, which caused them to completely lose their minds.
  • The eagerly anticipated trailer delighted fans, as Rockstar Games has been working on this game for over a decade. Fans were particularly alarmed when they noticed the protagonist in the GTA 6 trailer had so many familiarities with Sean Strickland
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The release of the ninety-second trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 on Monday (December 4) has been the talk of the town among gamers and fans alike. A fascinating rumor has recently begun to circulate among fans: one of the characters in the GTA 6 trailer looks exactly like Sean Strickland, a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts. 

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With over 120 million views so far, the GTA 6 trailer contains a plethora of Easter eggs and significant moments that fans have already started to figure out. Nonetheless, some of the best aspects of the trailer are the characters that appear in it. Keen fans quickly noticed a male protagonist who appeared to have a lot in common with Strickland, which caused them to completely lose their minds.

The male protagonists in GTA 6 bear a resemblance to Sean Strickland
The male protagonists in GTA 6 bear a resemblance to Sean Strickland

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Fans Speculate if UFC Champ Sean Strickland is in GTA 6

The eagerly anticipated trailer delighted fans, as Rockstar Games has been working on this game for over a decade. Fans were particularly alarmed when they noticed the protagonist in the GTA 6 trailer had so many familiarities with Sean Strickland. The character actually resembled the UFC champion, prompting fans to wonder if Strickland was seriously making a presence in the game.

The protagonist’s appearance, fighting style, and mannerisms bore a striking resemblance to the former Middleweight King of the Cage Champion. The excitement and curiosity surrounding the news skyrocketed as it proliferated on social media. Fans started to hum with anticipation, wondering if this was a deliberate nod to Strickland or just a happy accident.

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One stated:

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Another claimed:

One fan noted:

Another asked:

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One made note that:

As the current UFC Middleweight Champion, Strickland fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He became a professional competitor in 2008 and is currently ranked eighth in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of November 14, 2023.

Also Read: GTA 6 Movie References: Homages to Classic Films

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GTA 6 Breaks YouTube Record with Most-Viewed Trailer Launch to Date

Before it has a chance to shatter the sales records that we are all expecting it to, GTA 6‘s first ninety-second trailer has been busy shattering a few YouTube records. Since Rockstar Games released the trailer on Monday, it has accumulated an astounding 120 million views.

The trailer broke the Guinness World Record for the most watched videogame reveal in a single day when over 90 million views were received on its first day of release. On Monday, Rockstar Games officially unveiled the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI, following its initial online leak. The highly anticipated game is expected to launch in 2025, over ten years after the release of Grand Theft Auto V.

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GTA 6 is scheduled to be released in 2025

According to Variety, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI has surpassed the previous record for the most views on a non-music video on YouTube held by Mr. Beast’s Every Country On Earth Fights for $250,000, which was uploaded on August 19, 2023. Leo Olebe, head of YouTube Gaming globally, stated. 

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“The Grand Theft Auto series has been at the epicenter of entertainment for decades and we expect the YouTube community and its creators to reach new heights for years to come with Grand Theft Auto VI. Setting this new all-time record is a testament to the cultural impact of the series and demonstrates why YouTube is the leading destination for gaming content and pop culture.”

It also surpassed the 2011 Grand Theft Auto V reveal trailer, according to VGC News, with 101 million lifetime views in just two days. In February 2022, Rockstar officially declared that the game was under development, capping years of conjecture. The trailer featured Tom Petty’s Love Is a Long Road.

The game is slated for release in 2025 on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Also Read: GTA 6 Trailer: Why Was Love Is a Long Road By Tom Petty Chosen For the Soundtrack?

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