Beneil Dariush destroyed Tony Ferguson in the ring at UFC 262, then he used his victory to call out the pain caused by Marxist ideology.
“I want to dedicate this fight to all the people who’ve been hurt by Marxist ideologies. There are millions of you,” Iranian born Darish said. “It’s just a fight, I know it’s not much, but I want you to know that I love you. I understand the pain … I don’t completely understand, but I love you. I understand your pain.”
This week, he appeared on Candace Owens’ show to explain the catalyst for making the statement was UFC fighter Rose Namajunas.
“She fought Weili Zhang and she came out and said, ‘Better dead than Red.’ And her family, I believe, was Lithuanian,” he said. “And that was their slogan, ‘Better dead than Red’. And she got a terrible backlash.”
“And I just couldn’t understand it,” he went on. “She’s not saying anything crazy. You don’t want communism. You don’t want this socialism. This is what destroys countries and lives.”
Dariush said the left-wing media spun the story to provoke a liberal reaction. “I saw how the media played it, they turn it, and they say ‘communism … it’s not even an issue in America,’ things like that,” Dariush remarked. “And they kind of put a lot of pressure on her. And I actually felt bad for her.”
“She should be able to say that as much as she wants and pretty much everybody should,” he continued. “So with that being said, I said I was going to actually just say the same thing she said, but the issue is it’s the way they play with words.”
He explained how mainstream media twists the connotation of a sound bite. “So you say communism, they say ‘We’re not really talking about communism. We’re talking about socialism.’ And you say socialism, they say, ‘Well, it’s not that kind of socialism, it’s this.’”
After his victory, he chose blanket terminology to describe both types of government structures so there would be no confusion about his meaning.
“I just said ‘Marxism’. It covers it all. The only difference between these is one of them is a slower poison that is going to kill you later on. And the other one kills you faster,” he concluded. “So, I think we’ve got to make sure we start calling it just Marxism. It’s all one. It’s all the same thing.”