Sean Strickland Says He’s ‘Still Mentally Unwell’, Confesses To Fighting ‘Demons’ In His Head

"Tarzan" has been struggling with his mental health.

Sean Strickland Talks Mental Health
Sean Strickland Talks Mental Health - Image credit @stricklandmma Instagram
  • Sean Strickland voiced his constant struggles with mental health
  • “Tarzan” previously talked about his childhood trauma

Sean has been fighting the demons

Aside from being arrogant and combative, Strickland has also been open about dealing with mental health struggles. In a recent Instagram post, “Tarzan” shockingly confessed to fighting the “demons” in his head and how he constantly finds it difficult to deal with.

“All week I’ve been f**ked up, dude. I’ve been on the Twitter saying crazy sh*t, just f**king spiraling,” Strickland began. “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**king 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**king 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,” he continued. “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.”

“Again, I don’t know why I’m telling you guys this,” he added. “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**king wish you all the best.”

Sean is still one of the best despite his mental health issues

It wasn’t that long when Strickland revealed his childhood trauma which was triggered by his abusive father. It is yet to be known if the former UFC middleweight champion’s trauma and mental health struggles have been affecting his career but as far as being a professional fighter goes, Strickland is clearly one of the best in the UFC at present.

Strickland last fought at UFC 297 where he lost his title to Dricus du Plessis. It remains to be seen what lies ahead of him but he is already being eyed by a fellow top contender in Jared Cannonier.

Published on March 19, 2024 at 11:53 am
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