Talking in a candid interview with I Am Second, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt opened on one of many darkest moments of his previous.

On this interview, Garbrandt divulged that, shortly after his highschool wrestling profession ended, he began doing medicine, and practically tried suicide. He says his brother Zach caught him at an important second and was in a position to assist him flip his life round.

“There’s part of the story the place Zach got here and intervened in my life, the place I wished to surrender,” Cody Garbrandt mentioned (transcript by way of MMA Combating). “I used to be an adolescent, I feel I used to be a senior in highschool, I wished to grow to be a state champion once more. I received state as a freshman [but] I received beat as a sophomore [and] I used to be injured as a junior. Wrestling was one thing I did my complete total life and I feel dropping the eagerness for that, I didn’t have any drive. I simply felt unaccomplished and I received in with the unsuitable crowd and began performing some medicine and partying and type of dwelling tremendous carelessly and it virtually consumed my life. I felt like my highway was operating to an finish.

“For some time, I wasn’t who I used to be,” Cody Garbrandt continued. “I used to be in a really darkish place, a really very darkish place and virtually hung myself. My brother got here within the door and he saved my life. It’s the primary time speaking about it however I’ve by no means been extra grateful for him. He got here in and busted down the door and gave me the largest hug and sat there with me and cried with me and mentioned every part was gonna be all proper. That was the day that basically was a altering level for me and my life as nicely.”

This text first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/22/2018.

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