Bryce Mitchell, a cattle farmer, and UFC fighter, gave his thoughts on the war between Russia and Ukraine, and he thrashed the administration of President Joe Biden the way he would an opponent in the Octagon.
“I’m not going nowhere to fight none of these wars for these politicians,” he said at UFC 272 Media Day. “I’m staying at home, and when the war comes to Arkansas, I will dig my boots in the ground and I will die for everything I love. And I will not retreat.”
“I will dig my boots in the Arkansas soil and I will fight for the people I love, for the land that I love, and the way of life that I love. But I’m not going overseas to fight,” the fighter, who defeated his opponent Edson Barboza via unanimous decision, said. “I don’t know what’s going on.”
“I’m a warrior of God,” he said to Joe Rogan. “I fear no man. I live and breathe this sport.”
But then he appeared on Fox News and spoke to host Tucker Carlson where he got into more detail about his thoughts.
"I don't know what's going on [in Ukraine]. There's so much stuff that I think that's corrupted that we just don't know what's truly going on over there", says American mixed martial artist Bryce Mitchell. pic.twitter.com/C7x6awxoMW
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“I don’t have to be worried about being fired from my job for saying what I want to say,” the fighter said. “There’s a lot of people out there that do agree with me but they can’t say things that I get to say. Even though they think them, they’ll get fired from their job if they come out and say it. Dana White’s [UFC president] pretty good with how he lets us talk and say what we want.”
The Fox News host asked him about what he said about “dying for Arkansas,” which the fighter responded to by saying it would be, “the greatest honor I could ever have.”
“I’m far from not being a patriot. That would be the greatest thing I could do is die defending this land. I’m not afraid to do that. I’m just not wanting to go waste my life fighting for some of these battles that I don’t even believe in,” he said. “I believe our leaders, a lot of these elites, are guilty of treason.”
“This country is made up of small businesses and people like myself that are anything from rich,” the fighter argued. “That work hard every day and have goals. And that’s what this whole thing is attacking. It’s attacking the small business, the mom and pop shops. They’re paying the consequences. All this COVID stuff, it’s killed small businesses. They’re giving bailouts to the big businesses.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 9, 2022
“We’re tired of this politics crap that’s going on,” he said. “It’s evil. Evil has taken over this nation… and we’re ready to fight.”
In the week leading to UFC 272 that he likes to debate politics.
“I want to share my beliefs and hear other people’s beliefs. And maybe their beliefs can sway mine a little bit,” he said. “And maybe not. Maybe I can out debate them. Because this fight s*** is so minuscule in life. Yes, it’s great for me and a small circle of people that I can help, but this s*** is so minuscule. You have people out there being oppressed by governments. We fall into that category, believe it or not, if you want me to get real political.”
“The federal reserve is a corrupt institution,” he said. “These people control our dollar, brother. And, we didn’t vote for them. Think about it. You got 13 board members voting on the value of the dollar. Did we vote for that? No, it’s corrupted.”