UFC fighter Beneil Dariush stunned many fans and onlookers after his win during Saturday night’s UFC 262 event.
And it wasn’t just Dariush’s performance (he won a unanimous decision) that raised eyebrows, but also his statement after that in which he dedicated his win to the victims of communist regimes.
As The Daily Wire reports:
While the main event certainly lived up to its billing, it was the comments by Beneil Dariush after his lightweight victory that stole the show.
After Dariush dominated Tony Ferguson in the co-main event, scoring a unanimous decision from the judges, the victorious fighter was interviewed by Joe Rogan to get his thoughts on the win. Dariush took the moment to speak out in support of victims of communism around the world.
“First things first, I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, that’s number one,” Dariush told Rogan, and the millions of fans watching. “Number two, I want to dedicate this fight to all the people who’ve been hurt by Marxists ideologies. There are millions of you.”
“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.”