Sean Strickland Touches On Mental Health Struggles – “I Don’t Feel Like I Should Be Out In The World”

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland has always been in the public eye with his stances on various topics, but this time has served as more of an explanation for his antics.

Openly speaking about his troubles in the past surrounding his Father and physical abuse, it has never been a surprise that Strickland suffers from mental health issues. This has been exhibited in many appearances on the mic, seeming careless with what he says to the public.

With that said, Strickland more recently opened up on the thoughts that he goes through on a day-to-day basis, despite his success inside the UFC Octagon.

 

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“Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose,”

“All week I’ve been f*cked up, dude,” Strickland started. “I’ve been on the Twitter saying crazy sh*t, just f*cking spiraling. I woke up and I told my girl, I was like, ‘Babe, I feel like I’m a danger to people. Like I don’t feel like I should be out in the world.’ And I think that – I have everything. I’m rich, I’m famous, I have everything I ever f*cking wanted and I am still mentally unwell. I get in these mindsets to where like I want to burn everything down in the world. Like, I want to have nothing, so I can just f*cking lose it and just take out everything on people.

“I think that you guys, in a weird way, are like my family. Like I’ve shared some sh*t with you guys, and you guys have shared some sh*t with me. I feel more connected with my fans than I think most people feel just because we’ve gone through a lot together. I have everything I want, and I still struggle with mental health. My memory is so short that, like, when I go out into this week, I think to myself, like once I get past it, I think to myself, like, ‘Oh, man. That was a really rough time in my life.’ But then when I really think about it, this happens multiple times a month, every month.”

(h/t MMAJunkie.com)

Strickland continued with his statement and concluded things on an inspiring note. People with mental health struggles come from all walks of life, and many fans of the MMA community are embracing the fact that this one is doing his best to send a positive message.

“Again, I don’t know why I’m telling you guys this. I’ve just been kind of going through some sh*t. I’m fine. I’ll be fine. I’m going to go train right now and try to hurt all of my friends, and all of the demons will go away. I just want you guys to know that I have everything I could ever want in the world, and I still struggle. So, whatever you guys are going through man, hope y’all feel better. Go to the gym, train. F*cking wish you all the best.”

(h/t MMAJunkie.com)

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