Oron Kahlon and Javid Basharat are supposed to face each other in the latest episode of Dana White’s contender series. The duo faced each other up after the weigh-ins, and Kahlon called his opponent a “terrorist” right before the duo separated.
Javid Basharat is from Afghanistan, and with everything going down in his country, the athlete is trying very hard to put out something positive for the youth. Kahlon hails from Israel, and he used an inappropriate slur towards his opponent during the stare-down.
Basharat took to Instagram, to highlight this issue, he wrote, “This p*ssy wanted a way out by missing weight by three pounds. I told him I’m gonna still whoop his arse, he then called me a terrorist. Wanted a reaction again he wanted a way out. Unlucky for him I ain’t going nowhere! I’m waiting to see him tomorrow.”
“You don’t hear about it. If I can be one of those people to bring a good light to it, it’s going to be great ,” Javid Basharat hopes to be the ray of hope for Afghanistan
Basharat is currently training in England, and he wants to put out an example for his country, he understands the situation there and a UFC contract would mean a lot, and he hopes to join the fellow countrymen Nasrat Haqparast in the roster.
He said, “There are not many good things to say about Afghanistan on the news. You don’t hear about it. If I can be one of those people to bring a good light to it, it’s going to be great. We’ve already got one Afghan fighter in Nasrat Haqparast and he’s doing very well.” (H/T The Sun)
Calling out someone as a terrorist isn’t a light issue, and we are yet to receive an official statement from the UFC on this incident.