Sean Strickland Opens up on Fighting His Demons & Stance on Gays: ‘I Don’t Want A Gay as My Kid’

“My demons are buddies,” said Strickland while talking about his evolution as a person over the years. He also gave his stance on having a gay child

Sean Strickland
Credit: Sean Strickland (via Instagram)

Sean Strickland opened up on fighting his demons as a kid growing up in unfortunate circumstances and his aversion to having a gay child.

Top-ranked UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland started his professional mixed martial arts career in Mar. 2008. He made his way to the UFC after racking up a 13-fight win streak under the KOTC banner in Mar. 2014. He continued to work his way up the ranks and got in the mix of title contention by defeating the likes of Uriah Hall, Jack Hermanssonn, and Brendan Allen.

Strickland was last seen in action against Abu Magomedov in the headlining bout of UFC Vegas 76 earlier this month. He asserted his will early and scored an impressive second-round TKO of Magomedov.

Sean Strickland opens up on Fighting His Demons

In a recent episode of Joe Rogan Experience, Sean Strickland opened up on the personal demons he fought as a kid while growing up.

“One of the big traits is self control,” said Strickland. “It was like that as a kid. I get this voice in my head and it tells me to do something and it just sits there like I’m doing it.”

“I can’t say no to anything. Demons, my demons are buddies. I’m not religious obviously but if the god and devil are real, the only person who’s ever been there for me is the devil, a 100 percent had my back 24/7. Evil deeds have been my friend. When I was a kid and had to do f**ked up sh**, I had to become a sociopath, the devil had my back, gave me moral fluidity. I could do bad things and not feel terrible about it.”

“I’m not a bad person, I hold doors open for ladies, I’m a pretty decent human being, it’s just evolution of being a sociopath. I evolved. My brain thought the world was different and all of a sudden you become an adult like the way my brain formed and grew up isn’t the way the world is. My brain trained me to think the world is brutal, harsh, you’re a victim, have to be a predator, have to bee a bully, and then you turn into an adult and you’re like, oh man that’s not how life is.”

Strickland doesn’t want a gay child

The 32-year-old shared his thoughts on the gay community and made it clear he would not want to raise a gay son but conceded he’d accept him once the kid turns 18.

“I’m pro like if you’re a dude and you want to go suck that d**k, go suck that d**k, suck all of it. Don’t get me wrong. If I had a kid and I thought he’s gay, I would do everything I can to make this kid not f**king gay. I might even take him to therapy. If he has a lisp and starts walking weird, I don’t want a gay as a kid. You talk to gay dudes and they don’t want a gay as a kid, being a gay is hard. But if at some point my kid turned 18 and said dad, I suck d**k. I’d be like, kid suck all that d**k you want, white, black, yellow all.”

“They’re going to look back on us like we’re the old racist white guys. Like I remember in my day when chicks had vaginas and dudes had a d**k. Eventually, this is what the system wants.”

Being a few days separated from his last outing, Sean Strickland is currently unbooked and hoping to get next in line for a title shot. However, he’ll need to keep a keen eye on the upcoming fight between Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis, which could dictate his next move.

Published on July 6, 2023 at 4:10 pm
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