Sean Brady reveals he received death threat ahead of Belal Muhammad fight at UFC 280

UFC welterweight Sean Brady [Photo credit: seanbradymma on Instagram]
UFC welterweight Sean Brady [Photo credit: seanbradymma on Instagram]

Sean Brady revealed that losing to Belal Muhammad at UFC 280 wasn't the worst part of his experience in Abu Dhabi.

Brady suffered his first career loss at the hands of Muhammad in the October 22nd pay-per-view event. But for Brady, losing wasn't upsetting at all. Instead, it was a hateful message from a fan that made him feel terrible.

Appearing as a guest on the latest episode of The MMA Hour, Brady revealed:

"Someone messaged her and said that if I won the fight against Belal that they would kill me and bury me in the desert, it was pretty bad. She was right there front row sitting with [Joe Pyfer]. She busted through the security and got to me when I was walking out of the [octagon]. But, she was right there with me, she got messages."

Moreover, Sean Brady said that he wouldn't have been too worked up if the fan messaged him directly. What's upsetting to him is that the fan chose to involve his wife. He added:

"I don’t let it get to me, I try not to lean into that s*** anymore. But my wife, she’s a registered nurse. All she does is take care of people, and people are threatening her, calling her this, calling her that. Message me. Don’t message my wife, especially if you’re a man. Be a man. Say it to me, don’t say it to my f***ing wife, because my wife could probably beat you up."

Sean Brady enlists services of GSP's former mental coach

Sean Brady thinks losing for the first time may not be the worst thing for his career.

According to the 29-year-old, tasting defeat for the first time allowed him to take pressure off of himself. On top of that, Brady revealed that he realized he needed to make changes in how he approaches training. In the same interview, he said:

"I started working with a new mental coach already. His name is Brian Cain. He worked with GSP [Georges St-Pierre] after his first fight. So I'm just doing all these new things. I'm gonna go train with some different bodies. Not leave my team, but just go travel a little bit and train. I got to get out of my comfort zone."

St-Pierre has openly talked about how his mental coach helped him regain his confidence after losing to Matt Serra at UFC 69. The French-Canadian icon would go on to avenge his loss and has never been beaten since.

Watch Sean Brady's interview on The MMA Hour:


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