UFC featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell has carved a niche for himself as one of the most unconventional personalities on the UFC roster.
His ideas vary from a fervent believer in the flat-earth hypothesis to a variety of fascinating things draw conflicting and polarizing responses.
In the lead-up to his co-main event clash at UFC Vegas 79 against Dan Ige, Bryce Mitchell captured the spotlight with a candid discussion alongside Michael Bisping and Anthony Smith. The discourse delved into subjects as diverse as evolution and gravity, showcasing Mitchell’s unwavering commitment to his beliefs.
Inside the octagon, Mitchell not only maintained his resolute stance but amplified it. During the octagon introduction before the match, he prominently showed off the Bible. After the match, he engaged in a prayer with his opponent Dan Ige.
Recently, Bryce Mitchell declared that he would no longer bring the Bible into his matches. In an interview with Middle Easy, Mitchell explained:
“I’ve got a bunch of positive feedback and I’m really happy about it. For future warning, I will not bring the Bible into the octagon again. The Holy Spirit compelled me to do that in that fight. I felt like I was called to do it… I probably won’t be walking out with the octagon again.”
Mitchell further stated:
“Because it would be unnecessary to do it again. I don’t know. I made it very clear where I stand. I stand with Jesus Christ. I just wanted it to be known. The mission was accomplished and now I’m onto greater missions. Things I do are more important than that symbolic gesture. How I live my life is more symbolic of my relationship with Jesus.”
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is set to step into the octagon once again, replacing Charles Oliveira to face Islam Makhachev in a rematch from their UFC 284 encounter.
Determined to avenge the sole loss on his UFC record, Volkanovski is gearing up for his second showdown with Makhachev. In the main event of UFC 294, he’ll compete for the lightweight championship as he accepted the challenge with less than two weeks’ notice.
Motivated to avenge the narrow decision loss suffered at UFC 284 in February, Volkanovski is leaving no stone unturned in his preparation.
In the aforementioned interview, Bryce Mitchell offered his predictions on the impending bout.
He stated: “I think the short training camp might get a little bit harder on Volkanovski. But I also thought he won the first fight and if he can make small adjustments, he’ll really win the second fight even better. It was close either way.”