In the unconventional realm where combat sport intertwines with politics and culture, former UFC legend B.J. Penn has stirred the pot with an eyebrow-raising claim. According to Penn, Donald Trump’s appearance at UFC295 wasn’t the real deal; instead, it was a body double.
This intriguing theory surfaced on Penn’s social media, sparking a blend of skepticism and amusement among MMA enthusiasts. Penn is by now known for his occasional forays into conspiracy theories. He suggested that Trump’s alleged body double attended the event alongside notable figures like Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock, and Dana White.
A number of commenters humorously dissected the situation, suggesting that Trump’s doppelgänger was a drone designed to scan the crowd for individuals with awakened third eyes, subsequently spiriting them away to Area 51, purportedly located in Atlantis, not Nevada.
Many expressed a sense of discomfort over frequent posts about B.J. Penn’s unconventional musings, it seems the MMA community remains divided on whether to take these claims as a sign of brain degeneration or dismiss them as another episode of attention seeking.
Of course, Penn also disputes the existence of CTE.
Contrary to Penn’s assertions, medical experts emphasize that individuals with CTE may exhibit symptoms resembling other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s, or frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
CTE is a progressive brain condition linked to prolonged exposure to head injuries, often prevalent in contact sports like MMA and American football.