Sean Strickland, veteran MMA fighter, returns this Saturday to action in the impressive UFC Vegas 12. He himself had an accident while traveling on his motorcycle, where he completely destroyed his leg, more than a year ago. He was able to capture everything in images, so he decided to share it with the world on his Instagram and everything went viral again. It was clearly not a good morning for him, but he is looking to smile again in Nevada.
“There were times when I thought I would never fight again. When the doctors told me that I still have the tear in my quadriceps. There were times like, even now, after a hard day of training, I prop my leg on the dash while driving alone because of all the damage to my leg. It just throbs. There are some days when I’m like damn it, ”the Californian fighter began by explaining.
In turn, the 29-year-old American also added: “I have no one else to blame. I was on a motorcycle. I was a fucking idiot. I did it. So at the end of the day, it’s like I’ve done this to myself. I made my bed and it sucks but you only live once. I mean there’s a guy, Nick Newell, who fights with a damn arm and does it right. Michael Bisping won the title with one fucking eye. I have a leg that works. It is not the best but it works. You can’t be a bitch in your whole life.
“After about a year, I started to think to myself, I can feel better again. I can do this. Something will happen in which I will have a bad day or I will wake up and my knee hurts and it will make me recoil. But in most of life, humans are capable of much and many of our limitations are those that we impose on ourselves. I would go back to the gym and train with some of the best fighters in the world that I trained with, even in the UFC, “said the veteran.
Concluding, Sean Strickland He asserted, “If I can come here and do well with these guys, I don’t see why I can’t fight. I started training at 15 years old. I left school at 17 to be a fighter. This is literally the only thing I know. To me, it feels like something I’m supposed to be doing. I feel good. I am thankful that I can still do it. I am grateful to the UFC for allowing me to get back there after a two-year hiatus. It feels good. I don’t have to welcome Walmart, neither paper nor plastic.