Former UFC fighter Kay Hansen has opened up on how blended martial arts helped her overcome a troubled upbringing in an emotional new mini-documentary.
Hansen, 23, holds a 7-6 skilled MMA report. After being released by the UFC final 12 months, she signed with Invicta FC, who she had beforehand fought for eight occasions in her profession. The teen was as soon as seen as a future champion within the UFC and whereas which will nonetheless be true, she first has to return to the drafting board.
Since her final bout in April 2022, there hasn’t been a lot speak surrounding her return. Now, nevertheless, in each an Instagram post and a mini-doc on YouTube, Hansen has determined to inform her story.
“TW: point out of Rape & SA
This documentary was an enormous step for me, not essentially as a fighter, however as an individual. My successes and struggles have all been within the public eye for a few years, however everybody has a narrative behind the scenes. I used to be raped/SA by my father as an adolescent for years. Combating/coaching was my escape, and the one type of actuality I actually had management over.”
Hansen opens up
“I by no means spoke up in regards to the abuse I endured because of the concern of repercussions which will comply with. I inform my story, to not “assist folks get to know me,” however to make use of the platform my sport has given me to encourage braveness in somebody who’s,or as soon as was, in an identical state of affairs. Sexual abuse is way too frequent, however usually occasions swept underneath the rug. You don’t have to undergo this alone. You deserve peace and justice. There may be all the time a light-weight on the finish of the tunnel.”
“I’m blessed to have made it and out to have the chance to create and rewrite my very own story and mend what I didn’t break. With that being mentioned, i’m extraordinarily proud of the best way this documentary was approached and put collectively. Thanks to everybody who was concerned.”
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