"There is nothing more alpha than confronting your problems" - UFC middleweight stresses on the importance of men's mental health in latest tweet
UFC middleweight contender Chris Curtis believes that there is nothing more "alpha" than confronting one's problems and learning to overcome them.
In a recent tweet, the No.14-ranked Curtis encouraged people to seek help in times of mental distress and stated that there is no shame in accepting assistance.
'The Action Man' cited the free resource HeadsUpGuys as a helpful tool in tackling depression:
"No man needs to fight every battle alone. @HeadsUpGuys can be a great place to turn. There is no shame in not being ok. And there is no shame in asking for help in order to be better. There is nothing more alpha than confronting your problems and Learning to overcome them."
Curtis has enjoyed a fairly good run in the UFC so far. In his most recent fight in December 2022, the 35-year-old got back in the win column with a devastating second-round knockout over Joaquin Buckley.
Check out the highlights of Chris Curtis vs. Joaquin Buckley below:
He is 4-1 in the promotion and enjoys a pro mixed martial arts record of 30 wins against nine losses. 'The Action Man' will next be seen against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 287 scheduled for April 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Gastelum is 1-4 in his last five fights and will be desperately hunting for his first win in more than two years. His last win came against Ian Heinisch in February 2021.
When UFC lightweight Paddy Pimblett encouraged men who were suffering from depression to seek help
Up-and-coming lightweight contender Paddy Pimblett had an emotional message for the world during his octagon interview at the O2 Arena last July. 'The Baddy', who had lost a friend to suicide days before his fight, encouraged men to seek help if they are suffering from depression.
The 28-year-old stressed that it was high time that society got rid of the stigma of men not being able to open up and talk. Pimblett added that he'd rather be there for a friend during troubled times than lose them forever:
"There is a stigma in this world that men can't talk. Listen if you are a man and you've got weight on your shoulders and you think the only way you can solve this is by killing yourself, please speak to someone, speak to anyone. I'd rather have my mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral next week. So please let's get rid of this stigma and men start talking."
Catch Pimblett's comments below: