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UFC fighters react to battle between Trump and NFL over #TakeAKnee anthem protest

It was a divisive weekend as NFL players stood up (or took a knee) for what they believed in. Here’s what some UFC fighters thought.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) picked a decent week to ditch out on America and head over to Japan, where everyone may be terrified of North Korea dropping a nuke on them but at least they're unified over the subject. Meanwhile in the USA, everyone got just a little more crazy after President Donald Trump inserted himself into the controversial subject of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

Some consider it a protest against the nation's police forces and their habit of disproportionately murdering black citizens (and not being punished for it). Others feel it's disrespecting the flag and the military and freedom. It all made Sunday yet another day in the United States where everyone is feeling quite divided. Can’t we go back to hating each other over fun things like whose team sucks worse?

As you'd expect, MMA fighters had some opinions on the subject as well, which they shared over social media. Here's some of them:

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