Arkansas MMA Fighter Bryce Mitchell's Response To Ukraine Conflict Goes Viral
Arkansas Mixed Martial Arts fighter responded to a question on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and his response went viral.
Arkansas Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Bryce “Thugnasty” Mitchell responded during a UFC 272 interview to a reporter’s question on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and his response circulated across social media.
“I just wanted to get your thoughts on the whole Russia and Ukraine situation?” a reporter asked Mitchell.
“You know, here’s my first thought, is I’m not going nowhere to fight none of these wars for these politicians. I’m staying at home and when the war comes to Arkansas I will dig my boots into the ground and I will die for everything I love. And I will not retreat. If this country’s invaded and everybody’s saying we gotta evacuate we gotta leave, I will not. I will dig my boots into Arkansas soil and I will fight for the people that I love, for the land that I love, and the way of life that I love. But I’m not going overseas to fight,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell further stated his concerns about possible political corruption happening in Ukraine and any potential ties to U.S. government officials.
“You got Biden and his son making a s*** ton of money off of and using our tax dollars to bribe their people, that’s treasonous in my opinion,” Mitchell continued.
Mitchell expressed frustrations that tax payer money was being sent overseas to Ukraine while veterans were suffering at home, “he shouldn’t be giving our tax dollars to that country anyway. We got veterans out here sleeping on the street and you’re gonna give our freaking tax dollars to these Ukrainians.” (RELATED: The U.S. Has Problems At Home)
“Man I don’t like war, you know what I mean. I don’t want people dying and all that stuff. But I don’t know what’s going on and there’s so much stuff that I think that’s corrupted, that we just don’t know what’s truly going on over there, and I pray all those people are safe,” Mitchell concluded.
Mitchell’s answer was retweeted by Donald Trump Jr., who expressed his support. Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald also retweeted the clip. “It's often amazing what you hear when you listen to people who don't pay constant attention to politics for a living and therefore don't have their basic values corrupted and perceptions warped by constant propaganda,” Greenwald said on Twitter.
Mitchell defeated his opponent Saturday night and said that he would donate half of his $45,000 winnings to help Arkansas children with medical conditions. UFC President Dana White later said that he would donate the money instead so that Mitchell could still keep his own money.
“15-0. Arkansas, I’m ready to give back,” Mitchell said on Twitter following his victory.
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