UFC 302 star Sean Strickland explains why the thought of being a father terrifies him: ‘Growing up sucked’

Sean Strickland claims thoughts of being a father terrify him growing up sucked UFC 302

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland says the thought of being a dad terrifies him.

Strickland grew up in an abusive household which is why he has said he doesn’t want to have kids. But, with Strickland now having a girlfriend, and saying they may get married in the future, the thought of having kids has been more prevalent.

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According to Strickland, he says the thought of being a dad and raising a kid is terrifying to him, and one of the biggest fears he has.

“It’s like one of the scariest things for me to have a kid because of the thought of being like you, because I’m a selfish man. When I grew up, my dad sucked. I never had any positive role models in my life, like any masculinity. So, to be a dad, I look at a family as something scary and ‘Oh f**k responsibility’ because growing up suck. One of the biggest fears I have is being a dad and then being faced with the responsibility of raising a good man or woman,” Strickland said to Nina Drama.

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Strickland has spoken publicly about his dad as he revealed one story where at 17 he told his dad to commit suicide as he was contemplating it.

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As for his fighting career, Sean Strickland is set to return to the Octagon in a five-round co-main event fight against Paulo Costa on Saturday at UFC.

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It’s Strickland’s first fight since he lost his middleweight title by decision to Dricus Du Plessis in January. Entering the fight against Costa, Strickland is expecting it to be a bloody war, but the former champ is confident he will pick apart the Brazilian.

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“UFC 302, man, it’s going to be a bloodbath. I think me and Costa are going to go into deep water, it’s going to be a 25-minute war. I think we are both going to be looking at each other in that third, fourth round thinking ‘f**k we still got one more round.’ Mentally, as always, I’m ready to die for what I want and I think I will pick him apart,” Strickland said on UFC countdown.

If Strickland gets his hand raised at UFC 302 he could get another crack at his UFC title next time out.