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Why are so many MMA fighters turning to right-wing politics?
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Why are so many MMA fighters turning to right-wing politics?

The latest edition of the Sports Politika podcast delves into the growing trend of MMA fighters trading the cage for the political arena.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump posing alongside UFC President Dana White, former champions Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo, and Colby Covington, and MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz following a 2020 campaign even in Las Vegas.

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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Sports Politika
Sports Politika
A podcast that delves into the intricate world of sports, power and politics.