In the shade of the pandemic America had its own reckoning with racial issues that bubbled beneath the surface in the past few years. But during a trying time UFC fighter Bobby Green spoke out on his personal experience and delivered a speech for the ages.
“Right now, at this time in our country, we are doing this whole ‘Black Lives Matter,’ everyone’s fighting, everyone’s looting,” said Bobby Green with his arm around Jacob Behney, the man he calls his dad. “This is my father. I was born in foster care. I didn’t have a mother or father; they gave me away. My father wasn’t fit to be my father.”
“He’s been there since the beginning. He’s done everything. He’d lay his life down for me and I’d lay my life down for him. I don’t judge any man by the color of their skin but the content of their character. We’re here. We love. It doesn’t matter what color, it’s all about love. You can’t beat hate with hate. You beat hate with love. So everyone out there, please stop fighting. Please come together. We can’t beat it [by fighting].”
Bobby Green is one of the most exciting up and comers in the Lightweight division. He will be fighting Nasrat Haqparast February 13th at UFC 271. Green is coming off of a victory against Al Iaquinta. Prior to that he was on a 2 fight losing spree thanks to Rafael Fiziev and Tiago Moises.