Watch: UFC Fighter Details How Jesus Saved Him From Death

UFC fighter Cody Garbrandt revealed that he once contemplated suicide and said that his Christian faith is now the one immovable thing in his life. . .

During a video interview for White Chair Film’s “I Am Second,” the former UFC bantamweight champion detailed his upbringing. His adolescence involved a very dark period during high school, which ultimately left him contemplating taking his own life. . .

“I was a teenager. I think I was a senior in high school. I wanted to become a state champion again. I won state as a freshman, I got beat as a sophomore, I was injured as a junior,” Garbrandt explained. “Wrestling was something I did my whole entire life, and I think losing the passion for that, I didn’t have any drive. I just felt unaccomplished, and I got in with the wrong crowd and started doing some drugs and partying and kind of living super carelessly, and it almost consumed my life. I felt like my road was running to an end.”

“It was a changing point for me in my life,” a visibly emotional Garbrandt said in the video. “That moment, that bond and that thing that we went through really … brought us even closer. [He and I] attending church services together. It was nice to be there with my big brother, worshipping God and growing toward Him.”

Garbrandt said that it was during this time that his relationship with the Lord began to grow through taking part in church services, reading the Bible, and prayer.

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