UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar was recently kicked out of his local gym for not complying with the COVID-19 regulations – refusing to wear a mask. The former UFC light-heavyweight then posted a video on Instagram, addressing the people inside the gym, and blurting out rather controversial statements regarding the ‘ineffectiveness of masks’.
Bonnar can be seen saying, “Been coming to this gym 14 years, getting kicked out on my birthday because one of these sheep were complaining that my mask was dropping. Well guess what, sheep? I got a medical exemption. I have asthma. I’m doing you a favor by even playing pretend. Masks don’t do anything. Wake up, you sheep, tattletales, cowards.” [via MMA Junkie]
‘Here I am 34 years later getting thrown out of the gym for exercising my right to breathe clean air‘ – Stephan Bonnar
He also captioned the video on Instagram, “Easter is a good reminder how Christ, despite being a cool dude, was pretty maligned. When I was 10, I was thrown out of the playhouse at Celebration station for my own bday party for being too tall. Here I am 34 years later getting thrown out of the gym for exercising my right to breathe clean air. That’s consistency!#happyeaster #marchtothebeatofyourowndrum“
Fellow UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten came to his support in the comments section, all while belittling the habit of wearing masks. Fans thronged to his comments section, as Rutten and Bonnar both received widespread criticism for being ‘petulant and trivial’.
Despite, Bonnar mentioning that he has asthma, and wearing a mask makes it difficult for him to breathe, he and Rutten were both absolutely wrong in criticizing people who wore masks and asked Bonnar to leave the place, especially when the deadly Coronavirus is ravaging lives all around the world. What are your thoughts on this?
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