Former UFC Title Challenger Calls Out Elon Musk-Ukraine “40 Billion” Hypocrisy

Published 05/11/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

UFC fighters don’t shy away from posting what they feel on social. This was certainly the case with former UFC welterweight Jake Shields, who shared his thoughts on the new bill which The House passed, also mentioning Elon Musk.

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $40 billion bill to aid Ukraine during the ongoing conflict. This decision was met with a lot of support and a little backlash as well.

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One person who wasn’t too pleased about this news was none other than Jake Shields. He took to Twitter to express his thoughts about this whole situation.

The American tweeted, “The same people that were mad Elon Musk used 40 billion to buy Twitter instead of end world hunger are now celebrating giving Ukraine 40 billion to buy missiles.”

In his tweet, Shields also mentioned multi-billionaire Elon Musk buying Twitter for $44 billion, which was met with a lot of backlash. People criticized Musk for not spending his money wisely. They claimed it would be wiser to spend the money on more significant issues in our society, such as world hunger.

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From this tweet, Shields wanted to point out the hypocrisy in people who criticized Musk but celebrated The House aiding Ukraine.

A Glance Into Jake Shields’ Career

Jake Shields is a veteran of the sport, with over 40 professional fights and over 30 career wins. He had competed in different organizations but rose to fame when he fought in the UFC.

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Shields was a former middleweight champion in Strikeforce and an Elite XC Welterweight Champion before transitioning to the UFC in 2010. He won his very first fight in the organization by defeating the likes of Martin Kampmann.

This earned him a welterweight title shot against Canadian Georges St-Pierre. The bout lasted the whole of five rounds as the two went blow for blow. St-Pierre ended up winning the fight via a unanimous decision.

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Since then, the American has lost three more times but has noticeable wins over household names – Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia. His last fight in the UFC was back in 2014, after which he transitioned to the WSF.

What did you think of Shields’ tweet? Do you agree with him? Drop your opinions in the comments below.

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Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

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