UFC star Strickland admits he has wanted to kill someone "my entire life"

UFC star Sean Strickland admitted he has wanted to kill someone all his life, and he believes ending a life would make him ‘feel good’ in a chilling interview.

It is not the first time the 30-year-old’s comments have sparked controversy after he revealed he would love to kill one of his opponents in the octagon.

His comments drew the ire of his former prospective opponent Luke Rockhold, who is probably pleased he had to pull out of their fight due to injury.

Strickland doubled down on his comments and even revealed homicidal thoughts as well as a neo-Nazi background.

When asked about the prospect of killing someone, Strickland told MMA insider Ariel Helwani: “I wanted to my entire life – that’s a big reason why I didn’t have a social life.

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“Like when I went out and got arrested, I just wanted to. There was just something in me that knew that if I could just kill a human being, it would make me feel good for a short time.

“It’s one of those things where, like, more people think like that and I’m just the one that says it.”

Strickland added that his homicidal desires extend beyond daydreams – and he believed it was just a matter of time before he could commit an atrocity.

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The American believes MMA is the reason he isn't in prison as he would have acted on his morbid inhibitions.

“I always say the difference between me and a lot of people, like you can watch 'Dexter', you can watch 'The Punisher', you can watch movies and you can think about killing, but I was on the path to where I was gonna act it out,” he continued.

“I was fantasising, so I think that’s why my mom took me to train. Once you start fantasising enough about it, you start putting yourself in situations to act out the fantasy. And training allowed the outlet for the fantasy to stop. I’d just go train, I’d fight, go train, I’d fight, go train, I’d fight. But if it wasn’t for that, I fantasise about it all the time.”

The fighter is in the best form of his career, and he is ranked seventh in the UFC middleweight rankings with a record of 24-3. However, while his reputation is growing as an elite fighter, his homicidal tendencies continue – and he even spoke of how he planned a scenario where he could legally kill someone.

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Strickland also admitted he was on a dark path towards neo-Nazism in his youth after a family member encouraged racism, but he is ashamed of such actions.

He also said he will never act on his desire to kill.

“I’m really nice when I meet people,” Strickland added. "If you’ve ever seen me meet somebody, I’m so nice, I’m polite.

“You don’t understand me; I like [the urges]. I like when I leave the house with the potential thought that maybe I could kill someone. I like it.

“After I’m done with MMA, I probably will work on rewiring my brain, maybe finding more value in human life. Maybe trying to connect more with people. But right now I f***ing like it, I f***ing enjoy it, you know? I f***ing like it.”

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