UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie Says It Is His ‘Duty’ To ‘Strongly Endorse’ Donald Trump

11.08.16 4 weeks ago

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This may or may not be a surprise to you, but people in the mixed martial arts community don’t seem to like Hillary Clinton. You’ve got a couple random Bernie supporters in there like Ronda Rousey. But many of the people declaring for a candidate seem to be declaring for Donald Trump. That list includes Chris Weidman, Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz, Miesha Tate, Donald Cerrone, Tim Kennedy, and undoubtedly many more who are keeping their votes to themselves. UFC president Dana White even spoke on behalf of Trump at the Republican National Convention.

And now the original UFC champion, Royce Gracie, is throwing his support behind Trump as the election comes to a close.

As a proud immigrant I feel that it is my duty to strongly endorse Donald J. Trump for President of this great land. Discipline and respect are paramount virtues in our martial arts philosophy. Mr. Trump is the candidate of law and order who supports our law enforcement as well as our military communities. Nothing is more important than our safety and he is the only one who shows true respect for those who keep us safe. Unfortunately the dishonest media is manipulating Americans in favor of the political establishment and the big money interests that it represents. I plead with my fellow American citizens, especially those who came from other countries, not to believe the false narrative that Trump is anti-immigrant. This is a straight lie. What he is against is breaking the law and disrespecting our constitution. Remember that a country without laws can never be truly great. The establishment tries to paint him as an unstable lunatic. This could not be further from the truth. Just look at the amazing children that he raised and the great respect that they have for him. Just look at the multi-billion dollar businesses that he created. Let's make America great again. Think outside the box. Don't be a victim of the media brainwash. Show great courage on November 8th and vote for Donald Trump!

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As a proud immigrant I feel that it is my duty to strongly endorse Donald J. Trump for President of this great land. Discipline and respect are paramount virtues in our martial arts philosophy. Mr. Trump is the candidate of law and order who supports our law enforcement as well as our military communities. Nothing is more important than our safety and he is the only one who shows true respect for those who keep us safe.

Unfortunately the dishonest media is manipulating Americans in favor of the political establishment and the big money interests that it represents. I plead with my fellow American citizens, especially those who came from other countries, not to believe the false narrative that Trump is anti-immigrant. This is a straight lie. What he is against is breaking the law and disrespecting our constitution. Remember that a country without laws can never be truly great.

The establishment tries to paint him as an unstable lunatic. This could not be further from the truth. Just look at the amazing children that he raised and the great respect that they have for him. Just look at the multi-billion dollar businesses that he created. Let’s make America great again. Think outside the box. Don’t be a victim of the media brainwash. Show great courage on November 8th and vote for Donald Trump!

At this point in the election, we’re not about to try and argue for or against Royce’s points. The important thing now is that everyone gets out there and votes.

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