Bryce Mitchell is the latest UFC fighter to unveil a conspiracy theory.
Mitchell is one of the most exciting prospects in the featherweight division. “Thug Nasty” remains undefeated at 14-0 and has proven to be one of the top grapplers in the division.
He will face his toughest test yet when he meets former lightweight contender Edson Barboza at the UFC 272 pay-per-view event taking place March 5 in Las Vegas.
Bryce Mitchell Believes Government Is In On Mass Shootings
Ahead of the fight, Mitchell appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and the topic soon turned political as the 27-year-old explained why there were more mass shootings in the United States than in Canada.
“First off, my number one explanation is that the government is in a lot of these. They have an agenda, they set up mass shootings and then blame the AR-15s. They say, ‘oh, now we’re coming to take your AR-15s now.
“Before the Holocaust in 1938, Hitler banned Jews in Germany from having guns. There’s a reason he did that. He wanted to disarm the population before he rounded them up and killed them,” Bryce Mitchell said. “So when I talk about why these guns are important, you’ve got to know why we’ve got these guns. Of course, it’s to hunt. Of course, it’s to protect ourselves from people that break into our homes. But the reason that they’re really here is to protect ourselves from our own government. It’s to overthrow a tyrannical government.”
When asked by Helwani why the guns weren’t taken if the government was indeed setting up mass shootings, Mitchell replied with the following:
“Let me tell you why they have not taken away the AR-15s — because this is God’s land and they cannot. They do not have the power to take away these AR-15s. They have been trying and trying and trying — the people are too strong. I would die before I hand these guns over to my government.”
Bryce also added his views on vaccine mandates.
“And these guns on either side of me, that’s the reason that in Arkansas, they don’t have forced vaccines. They don’t have forced mandates. You can’t force ’em. They don’t have the power. If you go up and down my street, every single one of me and my neighbors is armed to the teeth, brother. I mean, I could sit here and—-you’ve got the Underwoods, you’ve got the Mitchells, you’ve got the Palmers, you’ve got the Wests, the Browns, the Smiths, the Jameses, the Harrises, we’re armed to the teeth, brother. And we will not let this government inject what they say is medicine into our body without our consent.”
Mitchell most recently called out comedian Trevor Noah and challenged him to a fight for his comments on the Canadian truck drivers involved in the freedom convoy.
And given his comments in the past, all of this is not really too much of a surprise.
You can watch the clip below: