In the relatively short amount of time that Krzysztof Soszynski spent in MMA, he took a pretty good amount of damage. Apparently he has been delving into the world of psychedelics to help offset some of that brain damage. Soszynski spent just 8 years fighting, but that did not stop him from making it to the UFC. A semi-finalist on The Ultimate Fighter, he went 6-3 in the promotion before retiring in 2011, after getting knocked out in 35 seconds. Start to finish, Krzysztof did not spend much time competing, but in that time he had an outrageous 37 fights, not including those on TUF. A lot of those were wars that saw him getting finished with strikes on six occasions. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Krzysztof Soszynski (@krzysztof_soszynski) Krzysztof Soszynski Retired At The Right Time Nowadays, Krzysztof Soszynski spends his time commentating and acting. However just because he did not compete for too long does not mean he left the sport unscathed. Speaking in a recent interview, the Polish-Canadian explained that he is dealing with both physical and mental effects of combat, but that things could have been worse if he stuck around any longer than he did. \u201cDon\u2019t get me wrong \u2013 the knees are pretty bad, (but) the mind is very strong still,\u201d Soszynski said. \u201cSo I\u2019m very happy \u2013 I don\u2019t have any of these crazy symptoms that a lot of these (former fighters) are having. I have been working with a lot of doctors and people who are in that field to help me regenerate all the tissues and connective tissues with my brain. So I\u2019m very happy with all the peptides and things like that that I\u2019m taking, supplements and things like that. \u201cI\u2019m not dealing with all of these major issues like some of these fighters. Plus, I feel like I left (fighting) at the right time. "My brain told me stop fighting. My family told me it was time to stop fighting. And I said yes, it\u2019s time to stop fighting. I\u2019m very fortunate to stop at the right time and continue on living an amazing life. "I\u2019m 43 years old and I feel like \u2026 it\u2019s Chapter 2 \u2013 a brand new journey, and I\u2019m having a blast doing it.\u201d View this post on Instagram A post shared by Krzysztof Soszynski (@krzysztof_soszynski) Psychedelics Are The Future While Krzysztof Soszynski credits the timing of his retirement for the fact that things are not as bad as they could be, there is something else that has been helping, at least with the mental aspect: psychedelics. He explained that doing various types of hallucinogens in microdoses has helped him with his outlook and the struggles of the brain trauma he received. \u201cI have been doing some self-(medication) \u2013 LSD micro-dosing, and micro-dosing some psilocybin mushrooms and things like that on a very, very small scale,\u201d Soszynski said. \u201cI\u2019ve been doing that for quite a while. And to be honest, I just had my first ayahuasca experience, and all those things are absolutely amazing. They definitely make you see the world in a different way \u2013 very small, minuscule differences, but you feel happier, you feel more energized, you feel like you want to get up and do things. \u201cI feel normal and beautiful at the same time. It\u2019s definitely the future \u2026 You hear a lot of studies of guys who have been in the military or have post-traumatic stress disorder, and those kinds of things are really helping.\u201d https:\/\/youtu.be\/qVkySz3ixmg There has been research suggesting that psychedelics can have benefits to those who have suffered brain trauma. Regardless it seems like something that is working for Krzysztof Soszynski, and that is all that matters.