“It has made my life WORSE,” Jared Gordon gets BRUTALLY HONEST about the impact of MMA on his life


“It has made my life WORSE,” Jared Gordon gets BRUTALLY HONEST about the impact of MMA on his life

Jared Gordon

Jared Gordon is one entertaining fighter, and one straightforward mouth you can expect zero censorship out of. Gordon, a product of the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy and Roufusport, fights in the lightweight division of the UFC and is 18-5 in his overall MMA career with 8 wins via finishes. Gordon last fought in April 2022 when he lost to Grant Dawson. Now Gordon is facing submission specialist Leonardo Santos this weekend at UFC 278.

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UFC 278 takes place with the first-ever UFC numbered PPV event happening in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States and first ever event in Utah since 2016. The main event is headlined by welterweight rematch between the champion Kamaru Usman defending his belt for the sexth time against the challenger Leon Edwards. The first time these 2 fought as young prospects 7 years ago, Usman won over Edwards via decision.

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Jared Gordon believes Paul brothers, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather should use their platform for helping people overcome mental health and addiction

Jared Gordon vs Joe Solecki
Jared Gordon vs Joe Solecki

In a pre-fight media scrum ahead of his fight at UFC 278, Jared Gordon talks about his mistakes made in his last fight against Grant Dawson that resulted in first-ever submission loss in his career, his upcoming fight against Leonardo Santos who’s another submission specialist, his famous incident in 2019 defending himself and protecting his family against a guy with a baseball bat and much more. In the end, Gordon talks about if MMA has helped him overcome his addiction of drugs in his past and the answer may actually surprise you.

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“MMA hasn’t helped me at all,” says Jared Gordon “Actually it’s made my life worse, I am not even joking. MMA doesn’t give me any fulfillment whatsoever, I am able to use my platform to help people through MMA. But whether I win or lose, I am miserable again 3 days later. Now I gotta do it again, it’s like drugs. I gotta look for another fix, what’s next, what’s next. You see it all time these guys become multiple time world champions and are fighting into their 40s looking for that next thing…

“They are looking for something they’re trying to fill a void. The only thing that fills my void, is God, my family, my wife, my relationships and helping other people that’s the only thing that gives me fulfillment… so I need UFC and this platform to help others… [Paul brothers] and Floyd and Conor, no offence… but if they were preaching about mental health and addiction, how many people would listen. You know I don’t have a platform like they do, the goal is to get there…” concludes Jared Gordon saying maybe instead of pursuing accumulation of materialistic wealth, megastars must focus on putting out an inspirational message after reaching a certain level of influence.

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What do you make of Jared Gordon being honest and open about his relationship with MMA? Do you think this is the undisputed truth about the sport, that no one is actually fulfilled with the work the sport demands but do it because fighting is all they know and can hence can dedicate their lives to? For men, competition has always been the driving force of their lives since time of origins in all spheres of life, from birth to death, indeed, it can be very taxing on a human body to constantly strive for greatness in a particular field.

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