In the U.S. and around the world, MMA's embrace of outsider sports fans and right-wing politicians has helped create a wave of athletes activating around extremist causes and conspiracies.
This episode of the Sports Politika podcast will delve into some of these examples, including the UFC’s longstanding relationship with Donald Trump, Conor McGregor being investigated by Irish police over “hate speech” violations following Dublin riots, and the reasons why so many UFC champs became seduced by conspiracy theories such as QAnon.
It will also attempt to answer the question: why are so many MMA fighters becoming right-wing political activists?
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