Sean Strickland, an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, has spoken openly about his murderous thoughts during a interview granted this Wednesday to the program ‘The MMA Hour’, of the MMA Fighting portal.
“If I could kill a human being, it would make me feel good for a short period of time”, explained. “It’s one of those things that more people think about, and I’m the only one who says it,” he added, specifying that all his life he has had these kinds of thoughts, which, in large part, would explain – according to him – that have a social life.
The athlete confessed that there was a moment in his life in which he was about to carry out a murder, as he fantasized about it, which is why he believes that his mother took him to train, an activity that – he maintains – helped him stop said fantasy.
Strickland believes that much of his mentality and behavior are due to his past trauma, in which he was abused by his father, while his grandfather instilled neo-Nazism and racism in him in his youth, something of which he is ashamed.
When asked by journalist Ariel Helwani if he is concerned that speaking so openly about wanting to kill someone could lead to problems with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he said that he thinks he cannot be fired because they are just violent thoughts that he does not materialize; a situation that he compared to that of a pedophile who does not act out of impulse.
“I am very kind”
“I am very nice when I meet people. If you have ever seen me meet someone, I am very kind and polite,” said Strickland, although he admitted that he rarely leaves the house, since he is isolated, he does not interact with other people. Despite everything, the MMA fighter considers himself a “happy” person.
“I like when I leave the house with the possibility of thinking that maybe could kill someone“, he declared, indicating that, when he finishes his professional career, he will probably try to treat his mental problem to” find more value in human life. “
Strickland, 30, made his professional debut in 2008. Six years later he joined the UFC, where he currently competes in the middleweight class. Nicknamed ‘Tarzan’, has a record of 24 wins and 3 losses.
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