Tonight, Natan Levy defeated Genaro Valdez by unanimous decision to earn his third victory in the Octagon. After impressing in the Contender Series, the Israeli fighter received a contract with the UFC for 2020.
Quick on the heels of his victory at UFC Orlando: Thompson vs. Holland, Levy spoke up on a topic that has been all over the news for a while now. Artist once known as Kanye West, now known as ‘Ye,’ has made such antisemitic statements.
Many of Ye’s social media accounts were deleted after he made antisemitic comments. Ye has recently lauded Adolf Hitler in public and has provided a forum for a notorious Holocaust denier.
Levy gave a news conference after the fight and informed Ye precisely how he feels about him and what he should do next.
If you have a problem with my people, come see me, Natan Levy tells Kanye West at UFC Orlando.
“I think life is too short to hate, so to all these hateful people it sucks for you – I pity you,” Levy said. “Kanye West, if you’ve got a problem with me or my people, come see me, bro.”
Levy went on to vent his frustration at the rise in hate speech he claims to have observed recently.
“Trust me, I’ve noticed it,” he said.
“I get a lot of lovely DMs all the time. I am Jewish, it’s what I am, it’s [the way] 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, and I will not stand for any antisemitism. I won’t stand for any racism — not around me. Don’t bully anyone around me, or I’m going to find you.”