UFC Featherweight Jared Gordon celebrated five years of drinking by sharing a motivational message with his followers on social media.
Gordon was very open about his past drug addiction. Gordon began using prescription painkillers in his late teens, and soon after he was in his early twenties, Gordon became heroin addicted. He admitted that he was homeless and was pan-handled to make money for drugs.. What was unbelievable was that he was actually a good MMA outlook at the same time. From 2011 to 2015, Gordon lost his first career to Jeff Lenz after winning the first nine battles of his MMA career.
At the Battle of Lenz, Gordon suffered an eye injury and was once again obsessed with painkillers. Shortly after suffering the first loss of his professional MMA career, Gordon suffered his third overdose, which was why he eventually decided to get rid of the drug. He then went into rehab and has been calm for five years since then. After being clean and winning three more fights, the UFC signed him.
This weekend, Gordon celebrated five years of cleaning. Check out the inspiring messages that Flash shared with his followers Social media..
They say they get their marbles back after five years of drinking. So for the first five years, I’m still a “newcomer” or a “beginner”. God can stay calm for the rest of my life and live a life of service and gratitude. pic.twitter.com/D9y5ky3KtK
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) December 27, 2020
They say they get their marbles back after five years of drinking. So for the first five years, I’m still a “newcomer” or a “beginner”. God can stay calm for the rest of my life and live a life of service and gratitude.
Gordon (16-4) has been in the UFC since 2017 and has been 4-3 overall in the Octagon since then. The 32-year-old Roufusport product will unanimously defeat Chris Fishgold on Fight Island in July this year and return to the Octagon in February 2021 against Danny Chavez.
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