UFC featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell is quickly becoming the BJ Penn of his generation – in all the worst ways.
In a recent video posted on his social media, Mitchell took aim at billionaire Elon Musk and said that Musk had amassed his riches by robbing individuals like Mitchell. While in reality this might not be too far from the truth, it’s certainly a far cry from how Mitchell tells it.
” If you like driving electric cars just because you like them, hey, that’s fine. But don’t tell me it’s environmentally friendly. You’re a stupid motherf**ker if you do. Because that electric cars runs off of coal and to mine coal, it takes diesel equipment.”
“To transport coal, it takes diesel equipment. So you can thank people like myself who operate diesel equipment for your electric car to work.”
The 27-year-old discussed how electric automobiles were not environmentally friendly in the video. He also made fun of Mark Zuckerberg in process.
“And I know that… Elon Musk got more money than me, but y’all got to remember… my business didn’t get half a billion in subsidies this year. My kind of business don’t get no subsidies. So really, his success is from people like me that he stole from. I hope Mark Zuckerberg don’t take this post down, because it’s true.”
There’s also another thing Mitchell might not be aware of – Elon Musk was on the board of UFC’s parent company until very recently and is a big share holder in Endeavor.
Although this isn’t often talked about, Musk actually owns shares in Endeavor – UFC’s owner so he is technically one of the promotion’s owners.
Back in June, Elon Musk filed a Form 4 with the Securities Exchange Commission, converting his options at Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. to 7,583 shares . Elon Musk is part of Endeavor’s board. However, Musk notified the company that he would be resigning from its board by June 30, 2022,
“We thank Elon Musk for his commitment to Endeavor through our first year as a public company, in which he contributed meaningfully to our long-term strategy and vision for the future of sports and entertainment,” a company spokesperson said in a statement provided to Deadline. “We know he has a lot of demands and little time, and we appreciate the support he provided us.”
Mitchell has previously been outspoken on his hatred of NASA in addition to trying to perform some sort of an ‘educational’ act in front of a confederate flag while feature on the MMA Hour.
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It was recently revealed that Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev would take part in a featherweight main event on the November 5th card. The fact that both of these featherweights are presently unbeaten in MMA makes this bout very intriguing.
Evloev and Mitchell have a lot in common. While Mitchell has a 15-0 record in MMA, Evloev has a 16-0 record. Each has competed in six bouts in the organization.
Evloev’s best victories came against Hakeem Dawodu and Dan Ige, Mitchell boasts victories over opponents like Andre Fili and Edson Barboza.
Both featherweights are presently listed in the top 10 at 145 pounds. A victory in November would put them one step closer to being given the opportunity to compete for UFC gold.