“I Hit My Dad… Broke His Nose” – Living With Abusive Father, Sean Strickland Confessed to Joe Rogan About a Dark Interaction During Teenage

Published 01/20/2024, 2:06 AM EST

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Sean Strickland is as raw and as vocal as anybody can be. He has shown no fear or embarrassment when talking about his troubled past. Strickland made his first appearance in Joe Rogan‘s podcast a few months ago. There, he opened up to the 56-year-old about the struggles he faced in his teenage years while living with his father.

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The middleweight champion has mentioned many times about the impact his abusive father had on his upbringing. On numerous occasions, he has shed light on the distressing elements of his early life and provided valuable insight into the hardships he faced during his formative years. But Sean Strickland confessed to Joe Rogan what his relationship with his father was like. Let’s see what the UFC champion had to say.

Sean Strickland claims his father was a “monster”

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Sean Strickland evidently did not hold back while describing his father’s personality to Joe Rogan. He mentioned that his father would always be in his memories for all the terrible things he had done to him. Strickland said, “I’ll never forget my dad, my f***ing dad, dude… The worst thing about my dad, dude, is like when I was a kid, he was like the monster, dude.”

The UFC middleweight champion further went on to talk about an instance when his brother thought of inflicting harm on his father. Fortunately, Strickland’s brother did not go through with his intentions. “I remember this one time, dude. My brother… we’re talking elementary school, strapped a knife to his leg to go stab him [his father]. And then he b*tched out the last second,” ‘Tarzan’ added. If this was not enough, Sean Strickland also revealed that he once hit his father as well. Let’s see how that went down.

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‘Tarzan’ hit his father when he was 17

The ever-vocal Sean Strickland did not shy away from revealing that he also had an altercation with his father. Years of pent-up frustrations led him to hit his father and break his nose. Strickland further stated, The first time I hit my dad, I was like 17. I head-butted [him] and broke his nose and he just fell down crying and I was like so disappointed.”

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Not only that, but Sean Strickland also lived in fear for the well-being of his mother. Just to make sure that his father didn’t harm her, he used to sleep in her bed often. “I used to sleep in my mom’s bed a lot because I thought… my dad was gonna f***ing kill my mom,” the middleweight champion added.

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Sean Strickland started fighting as a means to escape the dire situation he was in during his formative years. However, that turned out to be the right decision for him as he became one of the best in the sport of MMA, capturing the title after defeating a top-tier legend like Israel Adesanya. Strickland will now fight Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297 and would hope to continue his title reign.

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