- MMA fighter Sean Brady said fans have sent him and his wife abusive messages via social media.
- One person reportedly said they’d kill Brady and “bury him in the desert.”
- “I’d like to slap the shit out of them,” the UFC star said.
MMA star Sean Brady said during Monday’s The MMA Hour show on MMA Fighting that a fan threatened to “kill” him and “bury him in the desert” if he won his match against Belal Muhammad at UFC 280.
Brady said the threats were made to his wife, Kristen Green, via direct messages on social media.
“Someone messaged her and said that if I won the fight against Belal that they would kill me and bury me in the desert,” Brady told The MMA Hour host Ariel Helwani. “It was pretty bad.”
Brady fought Muhammad on October 22, suffering a knockout defeat via strikes in the second round of a marquee UFC show at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Brady said during the interview that his wife was even receiving messages during the event.
‘These fans, they’re scumbags,’ said Brady
“These fans, they’re scumbags,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, there’s great fans, then there are these people with fake profiles that write to you afterward.
“I read this message that was like, ‘You’re a piece of shit’,” said Brady. “They just say the most wild things to you.”
Brady said he does not let the social media abuse get to him, but he finds it abhorrent when people are messaging his wife with similar messages.
“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,” Brady said. “Don’t message my wife, especially if you’re a man. Be a man. Say it to me, don’t say it to my fucking wife, because my wife could probably beat you up.”
‘I’d like to slap the shit’ out of trolls, Brady said
He continued by saying that people who send abusive messages on social media would never say the same things to his face.
“That’s the problem,” he said. “Those people get to hide behind these screens and say these things. I lost a fight, but my life isn’t over. I still live my dream every day. These people hate their lives, and that’s why they do what they do.
“I almost kind of feel bad for them, but I’d like to slap the shit out of them at the same time.”