The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire world, causing thousands of deaths in various countries and forcing the shutdown of normal, everyday life for the foreseeable future.
While most international experts agree that the outbreak originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China, there are numerous conspiracy theories floating around, including those who believe it’s a sinister inside job. Among the few who feel the government is behind the current pandemic is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) combatant, Bryce Mitchell.
The reason? Money.
“I blame the government. I really do. It’s usually who I blame for everything. I think the coronavirus was made by the government,” Mitchell told MMA Junkie. “I think the good government made the damn virus. I think that they infected the people on purpose to cause some type of chaos. There’s some people making good money and stuff.”
According to Mitchell — who studies economics at Harding University — things are only going to get worse before they get better because the economy is currently in dire straits.
“If the economy shuts down, I’m just going to tell you, it’s not going to be pretty. Because the economy is what keeps this whole thing working. This society we got, the exchange of money back-and-forth between two parties, when that stops, when people can no longer exchange goods and services, and every man is left to fend for themselves, I think the (expletive) will get really ugly.”
Furthermore, Mitchell doesn’t like the current shutdown rules that prevent non-essential workers from making a living.
“So if the economy don’t pick back up, if the people don’t start buying and selling more things and everything gets back to normal, it’s going to be a (expletive) show.”
Mitchell is currently lined up to face Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 174 on May 2, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.