These days, most professional athletes are forced to kowtow to “woke” culture. Any positions that run counter to such Leftist tropes — no matter how nuanced or insightful — are immediately devoured by cancel culture mobs. Just ask Drew Brees or Marcellus Wiley. Some combination of peer pressure and genuine fears of reprisal now inform most athletes’ public statements on sociopolitical happenings.
MMA and — in particular — the UFC are decidedly different. Athletes in the UFC hail from all over the world and it remains MMA’s top promotion. More importantly, fighters can still hold political views that go against the tidal progressive norms. Here are five outspoken conservative figures in the world of UFC.
One of the UFC’s most gifted Welterweight strikers, Jorge Masvidal was raised in the rough and tumble streets of Miami, as ESPN recounts:
“When Masvidal was 14, he suffered one of the worst beatings of his life. He’s been in so