February 24, 2024

The UFC needs to address and combat antisemitism and support for terrorism among its high-profile fighters. Fighters like Muhammad Mokaev and Khamzat Chimaev have made derogatory comments about Israelis and Jews, and Islam Makhachev wrongly accused Israel of targeting civilians. Their actions have real-world consequences, such as inciting a lynch mob in Dagestan and endangering the lives of Israeli passengers at an airport. The UFC has the basis to discipline fighters for their antisemitic and pro-terrorism remarks and must enforce its code of conduct to prevent deadly consequences stemming from antisemitism.