When you first meet Beneil Dariush, you may be a little thrown.
He fights in the UFC, but he’s not your prototypical fighter. He’s slightly soft-spoken, deeply thoughtful, and firmly in touch with his Christianity.
He can be described in one word — likable.
He is a man to root for in the Octagon, but don’t let his likability fool you — he’s a competitor, and he’s not afraid to express his beliefs.
Born in Iran, Dariush has seen the evils of an oppressive government, and he’s using his platform to call them out.
After his last fight at UFC 262 — a win over Tony Ferguson — Dariush used his moment in victory to call out the evils of Marxism.
“First things first, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that’s number one,” Dariush told Joe Rogan after the fight. “Number two, I want to dedicate this fight to all the people who’ve been hurt by Marxist ideologies. There are