Angela Lee, one of the most popular MMA fighters, and the world champion, stunned everyone with her personal story, which she revealed only recently in a shocking personal interview.
The Canadian-American fighter, as mentioned, dismantles almost everyone who enters the fight with her in the ring, and despite the calm look, does so mercilessly - the surest way to retain the title and championship belt.
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However, it turns out that she is the one who is dismantled, internally, due to difficult coping with mental health problems. "It wasn't a car accident," she stunned everyone when she went back to November 2017, when her car flipped six times and fell off a cliff behind the wheel.
"I survived, but it was a suicide attempt. I just pressed the gas pedal all the way, as hard as I could. I don't know how fast I came, but it was the maximum speed the car could have been in."
She revealed this harrowing description in the Flyer Tribune, adding that she had previously broken her arm when she hit herself in the head in an attempt to concussion herself - only to avoid a fight.
Of the suicide attempt, she said: "I wanted to hit the ground hard. Then the vehicle rolled and rolled. I woke up upside down with broken glass all around me. It took a while to digest that I was still alive.
"It happened when I had to defend my title, and then a snowball of pressure and tension started rolling. I had everything I wanted, but I saw this fight as the most important thing in my life."
Lee, 27, admits she now sees things differently. She has since married and become a mother, but wanted to emphasize the importance of sharing such situations among athletes who are struggling with mental health difficulties and keep it to themselves.
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