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Pitching The Truth

Sep 8, 2018

Eliot Marshall is the owner of Easton Training Centre, a former professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Amal Easton. He is also a former contender in The Ultimate Fighter Session 8 and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) light-featherweight division.

In this episode, Eliot shared how he overcame his depression by choosing to own his situation and ask other people around him for support. They also talked about how we are brought up with the mainstream media screaming, highlighting and emphasizing each other’s differences causing people to crave for validation, connection and sense of belonging especially when they are outcasted by the people around them.


“We need to reattach to one another in my opinion.”

-Eliot Marshall


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Topics Covered


02:00 – Eliot’s professional background

03:29 – Michael Vick's abuse of his pit bull story

04:42 – why men struggle to show vulnerability and feelings

05:50 – Eliot’s talks about the connection with others

08:45 – Speaking about anything anytime just to get that little conversation ‘nugget’

10:15 – Eliot’s childhood being an outcast growing up in an interracial family

11:33 – Eliot’s struggle fitting in

15:35 – How he decided to tell everyone about his breakdown

16:20 – Mainstream media screaming how different people are from each other

18:05 – How he shared his breakdown story to the school

19:05 – People’s feedback from his announcement of sharing his vulnerable moment to the school

20:57 – Being accountable for your own sh*t

21:40 – Midlife crisis


Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode


  • To survive you needed other people. If you got separated from your tribe, it was anxiety driven, depression, you are freaking the f out because you are going to die.
  • Biologically we need other people it is just what we need.
  • We do not hang out with people that literally are just next to us. And I think that is one of the biggest problems that we have in our society. One of the leading causes of anxiety, depression, suicide epidemic that we are looking at.
  • If we can talk more about our similarities, we can talk more about our differences. I think things will be better for us.


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