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Sean Brady was threatened by a fan before the UFC 280 bout against Belal Muhammad

Sean Brady had a lot to deal with during the UFC 280 fight week, and he still does when it comes to bad fans abusing social media for malicious purposes.

Brady said that those fans threatened him in a direct message to his wife on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour.

Brady suffered his first professional defeat at UFC 280 when Belal Muhammad stopped him. On Instagram, he and his wife started receiving remarks regarding his performance. His wife got a troubling message from a fan before the fight. VanCamp's record after making his promotion debut this year was 0–2.

“Someone messaged her and said that if I won the fight against Belal that they would kill me and bury me in the desert – it was pretty bad,” Brady said.

“She was right there front row sitting with [Joe Pyfer], and she busted through the security and got to me when I was walking out of the [octagon], but she was right there [in Abu Dhabi] with me, [and] she got messages.”

In an Instagram post following the bout, Brady discussed the need to make changes and get out of his comfort zone, but he also mentioned how fans were “mocking my wife” after the result.

Whether it’s because they lost a bet on the fight or are just insecure, Brady doesn’t understand why fans of the sport act like this, especially since there are so many who have respect for the sport and its athletes.

Brady is now 15-1 as a pro and 5-1 inside the octagon, and he believes the loss will end up being a good thing for him, even saying it was a giant weight lifted off of his shoulders.

As far as those fans giving him and his family grief, Brady knows that social media isn’t the real world.

“I know for a fact you wouldn’t say that s*** if we were in real life,” he explained. “That’s the problem: 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 s*** out of them at the same time.”


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