Star-crossed and controversial hip hop mogul, Kanye West, has irritated a bonafide badass in the form of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight up-and-comer, Natan Levy, who picked up his second win inside the Octagon last night (Sat., Dec. 3, 2022) in Orlando, Florida.
Levy, who didn’t get a post-fight interview after defeating Genaro Valdez via unanimous decision at UFC Orlando (full results here) because the promotion had to rush through the “Prelims” portion, called out Kanye West backstage for his recent antisemitic comments.
“I think life is too short to hate, so to all these hateful people, it sucks for you — I pity you,” Levy, who is Jewish, told reporters during his post-fight interview with the media. “Other than that, you know what, Kanye West, if you’ve got a problem with me or my people, come see me, bro.”
West, who now legally goes by “Ye,” has been banned on numerous social media platforms for his posts that have been deemed antisemitic and, quite honestly, totally unhinged. He made headlines recently for sharing his admiration for Hitler and the Nazis.
Levy, a proud Jewish fighter, revealed that he noticed a lot of random hate and antisemitism coming his way via social media.
“I’ve noticed it — I get a lot of lovely DMs all the time,” Levy said. “I am Jewish. It’s what I am. It’s what I was born. I’m very proud of it, and I will fight for it. I will fight for my people, in the Octagon or wherever need be. I will not stand for antisemitism. I won’t stand for any racism. Not around me. Don’t bully anybody around me. Or, I’m going to find you.”
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