With his biggest win to date at UFC 272, Bryce Mitchell demonstrated he’s the real deal.
Mitchell used his standout ground game to his advantage against Barboza, earning a dominant unanimous decision by scores of 30-25, 30-26, and 30-27 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With the win, Mitchell remains perfect in his overall MMA career.
“I’m a warrior of God,” Mitchell told Joe Rogan during his octagon interview. “I fear no man. I live and breathe this sport.”
Each round played out similarly, with Mitchell securing takedowns and pummeling Barboza with ground-and-pound.
But before Mitchell’s latest win as he prepares to enter the cage in an attempt to extend his undefeated record to 15, most of the attention will be focused on his recent interviews, in which he expressed strong positions on a range of political issues.
UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell…”I’m not going nowhere to fight any war for any of these politicians.”
“You’ve got Biden & his son making a shit ton of money & using our tax dollars to bribe”Ukrainian officials. pic.twitter.com/U9oD2MJQ1P
— StandWithUSPeoplesConvoy?? (@SassyConservat1) March 6, 2022
According to Buzzon:
The undefeated featherweight has used a lot of the brand new consideration not simply to additional his profession but in addition to debate his political opinions, a observe that has begun to deliver him his share of criticism together with some added assist. But Mitchell mentioned regardless of some pushback, he isn’t planning to cease the discussions anytime quickly.
“I want to talk about things that I think are political, but I want to do it in a respectful manner, not to make other people think that I think that they’re stupid,” Mitchell informed The Underground. “I want to share my beliefs and hear other people’s beliefs, and maybe their beliefs can sway mine a little bit. Maybe not. Maybe I can out-debate them, you know?”
Mitchell (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was available to assist at the UFC Apex on Wednesday to help preview his UFC 272 showdown with veteran striker Edson Barboza (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC), which airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. Mitchell was then given a chance to share a few of his present political considerations, he was blissful to supply up his ideas.
“You have people out there being oppressed by governments,” Mitchell mentioned. “S—, we fall into that category, believe it or not. If you want me to get real political, the Federal Reserve is a corrupt institution. There, I went out and said it, you know?
“These people control our dollar, brother, and we didn’t vote for them. Think about it. You’ve got 13 board members voting on the value of the dollar. Did we vote for that? No, it’s corrupted.”
For the file, Federal Reserve board members are appointed by sitting U.S. Presidents after which accredited by the Senate. What does any of that should do with Mitchell’s profession as a prizefighter? In some methods, not a lot, however that’s precisely the purpose, he says.
Bryce Mitchell is going to keep speaking on his beliefs regardless of who tells him to “shut up.”
“For me to actually be able to talk about something greater than fighting is more purposeful than anything I could talk about related to fighting,” Mitchell mentioned. “I’m grateful to be able to do that, and a lot of people say, ‘Shut up and fight.’ Well, you know what, if you don’t want to hear that s—, turn off the TV and watch the fight.
“You don’t got to watch my interviews. Turn them off, then. If instead of telling me to shut up, why don’t you just stop listening, you know, because there’s a lot of people that agree with what I’m saying about some of my political views, and I’m happy to talk about them and debate about it.”
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