At a post-fight news conference, Israeli fighter Natan Levy of the UFC spoke on the growth in antisemitism in the United States after this past weekend’s victory over Mexican fighter Genaro Valdez.
“Hatred is a waste of life. I feel sorry for all of those terrible folks. Apart from that, Kanye West, if you have an issue with my people or me, come visit me, dude,” remarked the French-born Israeli athlete.
“Trust me, I’ve seen [the increase in internet antisemitism]. I frequently receive these “beautiful” direct messages. I am a Jew. I am what it is. I was born with it in me. I’m extremely proud of it, and I’ll fight for it anywhere, including the Octagon. I won’t support racism of any kind, including anti-Semitism. If you bully someone around me, I’ll find you.
Natan Levy calls out Kanye West: "If you got a problem with me or my people, come see me, bro."
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