Chris Bumstead is a very prominent figure in the body-building community. Bumstead is known for winning Mr. Olympia for four years in a row, starting in 2019. He has been a spokesperson for mental health and depression in the fitness community. Recently, he came to the rescue of the UFC Bantamweight Champion, Sean O’Malley, on the topic of depression.
Suga Sean asked a very important question in a tweet shared by Andrew Tate. In the tweet, Tate posted a statement saying, “If you feel depressed, go to the gym“. However, the UFC star asked a serious question about depression. “What if you are depressed at the gym?” asked the bantamweight champion.
If you feel depressed, go to the gym.
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) October 31, 2023
Chris Bumstead came to the rescue of the MMA fighter by answering his question in a very beautiful way. The bodybuilder took a philosophical route to answer Suga’s query. “The more you reject the past, the more your pain lasts,” said Bumstead. Furthermore, he asked Sean O’Malley to understand the reason for his suffering, as it would make him stronger.
The more you reject the past, the more your pain lasts. If you embrace to understand what made you suffer, it will only make you stronger. You will find your purpose in the midst of your struggle. Pressure is a privilege brother!
— Chris Bumstead (@c_bumstead) October 31, 2023
“Pressure is a privilege brother,” said the fitness icon. Hopefully, Sean O’Malley will benefit from this advice and implement it in his UFC career. ‘Suga Sean’ is coming off a KO victory against former Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling. Furthermore, he is expected to face his bitter rival, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera, for the UFC bantamweight division.
Chris Bumstead speaks up on mental health issues in young men
In a discussion with Chris Williamson, Bumstead opened up about his responsibility in the fitness industry. “I do feel a sense of responsibility because fitness is a big world of men who are feeling lost and then can feel a bit safe by going to the gym,” said CBum. However, he feels that going to the gym is not the final solution to cure depression.
“I heard a lot of people be like, I can go to the gym and just forget about everything…but you still need to go back and feel that s**t eventually cause it’s not going away,” said Chris Bumstead. Chris has claimed that he has dealt with depression and anxiety throughout his life.
CBum had to overcome an autoimmune disease called IGA Nephropathy, which causes swelling in the kidney, back, stomach, and legs. Furthermore, he was hospitalized just six weeks before his Mr.Olympia competition in 2018. However, he pushed through and became a runner-up that year.
This is one of the reasons why Chris Bumstead is so well respected in the fitness industry. His mental fortitude has inspired many young men to fight for their dreams. He believes that to be mentally happy, people need to strike the perfect balance between masculinity and femininity. Furthermore, he believes that a real man has the confidence to embrace their feminine energy.