UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, a conservative, said on Saturday that he may start attending conservative marches like the one held yesterday in Washington, D.C., with other fighters after he saw left-wing extremists attack people.
Masvidal made the remark in a quote retweet of a video that showed some of the attacks yesterday.
“I bet I can get a couple of teammates and start attending these things #supernecessary,” Masvidal wrote. “And I say this not to promote violence. To keep the peace. We are all in this together #theressurection.”
And I say this not to promote violence. To keep the peace. We are all in this together #theressurection
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 15, 2020
The attacks happened late in the afternoon and well into the night after the majority of people had already left the “Million MAGA March” to show their support for President Donald Trump. Later in the night, members of a purported right-wing group went after some in the leftist groups.
The violence caught the attention of the president, who responded by writing on Twitter:
- “Human Radical Left garbage did this. Being arrested now!”
- “Radical Left ANTIFA SCUM was easily rebuffed today by the big D.C. MAGA Rally crowd, only to return at night, after 99% of the crowd had left, to assault elderly people and families. Police got there, but late. Mayor is not doing her job!”
- “ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back. Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do your job and don’t hold back!!!”
Masvidal is a Trump supporter who campaigned for the president during the election as a part of “Fighters Against Socialism.”
Masvidal was featured in a two-minute video for the Trump campaign where he stated:
I’m gonna let you in on something. The Democrats just think that they’re entitled to the Latino vote. They think that we just have to hand it over to them. That’s right. We sure as hell don’t.
They’ve got to show us what they can do for us, what they can do for our communities. We’re not going to buy the same wolf tickets and false promises that destroyed great countries like Venezuela and Cuba. It’s not gonna happen.
You know what else is not gonna work for them? Playing “Despacito” on your cellphone to pander to us. Hell no. You gotta give us some credit for having heads on our shoulders. I’m going to wrap this up with some words of Barack Obama; he said, “Elections have consequences.” That is true. And those words have never been more true than they are today. We either re-elect President Trump and Keep America Great … or we let Joe Biden destroy the greatest country the world has ever seen.
Now, I’m a professional athlete, and I’ve been one for most of my life, so I’ve seen things through a sports lens; that makes Donald Trump our head coach, and before the global pandemic we were winning Super Bowls. And when you’re winning Super Bowls, you don’t fire the coach—it doesn’t matter if you don’t like the plays he runs, the players he puts on the field, or what he says on Twitter. You sure as hell don’t replace him for another coach that’s been in the business for 47 years at every level and never won a f***ing game.