UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell has joined the conspiracy camp after he called the novel coronavirus a government-borne illness.
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has spelled disaster for many industries including sports. Most live sporting events have been cancelled or postponed to prevent mass contagion. Dana White has cancelled three UFC fight cards and many future shows will likely be broadcast from a closed arena.
The UFC featherweight believes that COVID-19 will spell disaster for the economy:
“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,” Mitchell said to MMA Junkie. “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.
“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.”
Some fighters have expressed their own theory over the virus pandemic. Earlier this week, Tito Ortiz claimed that COVID-19 is man-made. Mitchell also believes the Coronavirus is man-made. In fact, he accused the government of creating an intentional national crisis.
“My thing is the government,” Mitchell said. “The government shouldn’t be able to…