Cody Garbrandt

In 2018, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt revealed that as a teenager he had been on the verge of committing suicide after becoming disillusioned with his life.

A talented wrestler in high school, Garbrandt won the state championship in his freshman year, but setbacks in the following years eroded his self-worth and he began hanging out with the wrong crowd, partying and taking drugs, which only made matters worse.

“For a while, I wasn’t who I was,” Garbrandt told ‘I Am Second’. “I was in a very dark place, a very very dark place, and almost hung myself. And my brother came in the door, and he saved my life.

…He just came in and busted down the door and gave me the biggest hug and sat there with me and cried with me and said everything was going to be all right.”

With the help of his brother Garbrandt turned to religion and started the journey to recovery that would eventually lead to MMA success.

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