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.”
So when is the PITBULL fight ?
That’s the one I want to SEE !!!!!
Better Dead than Red
I watch UFC when I have an opportunity… I have heard of Dariush, but do not recall ever seeing him fight. I won’t do PPV, so I missed this one, but, I became a fan of Dariush after his post-fight interview.
It takes a lot of guts to fight in an all-out, practically anything goes, battle like MMA, but, even more so to profess to be a Christian and make the dedication against to Marxist victims.
Wow…. I would have either cried or screamed in appreciation if I had watched.
I don’t get it. People bitch when athletes kneel in support of racial justice but praise this athlete for making a political and religious statement at a sporting event.
Kinda hypocritical don’t you think?
Dariush has come from no where to be one of the best in his class. He should be getting top 10 fights, he is already championship material if given the chance.One of the best,and proved it against Furguson, takes no prisoners, and u never know what’s coming.