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“The hate just doesn’t go away” – UFC Champ Sean Strickland Discuss His Struggles with PTSD with Theo Von on a Podcast

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Sean Strickland has become one of the leading figures in the MMA community for his outspoken personality and takes on several social issues. Sean is defending his Middleweight belt against Dricus Du Plessis in the upcoming UFC 297.

In the heated war of words in the conference for the event, Dricus hit a nerve on Sean by commenting on his childhood trauma. Things got heated pretty fast and tensions built between the two reflected in a brawl in UFC 296, amidst the crowd.

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Sean Strickland on Mental Issues

Sean has recently been vocal about his mental issues. It was pretty uncharacteristic of Sean, who’s mostly brash on the mic and a full-on entertainer. The fans have been pretty divided over this. A good proportion supports Sean Strickland for he stands beside the idea of mental health and considers fighting a big therapy session. The other proportion of fans have been critical of Sean and called him out for putting up a character on the screen.

In the latest podcast with Theo Von, Sean has probably explored parts of himself that were subdued and spoke about it on Twitter. Sean Strickland stated ” PTSD can make a strong man weak or a weak man strong.. Years and years of abuse just changes you as a man. The hate just doesn’t go away. The sad truth is I’m one of millions but I only matter because there is a camera in my face… Most people just suffer in silence and drown their demons in alcohol or drugs.” Most fans have appreciated this side of Sean coming out and acknowledged the idea of him opening up about his past. Sean thanked Theo for agreeing to delete the video but the slight hint at the end seems like the video might be up soon.

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The boiling rivalry between Dricus and Sean is about to materialize on 20th January, when they face each other in the main event for the middleweight title. Sean looks to make his first title defense since beating Israel Adesanya at UFC 293, while Dricus’s latest bout ended with a victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 290.

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Saswata Saha
Saswata Saha
I'm a sports enthusiast with a strong interest in pursuing a career in sports. I watch most of the sports and try to analyse it for a better understanding.
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