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“I Cannot Help but Be Saddened and Angry” – UFC World Condemns the Tragic Incident at Texas Elementary School

Published 05/25/2022, 1:27 PM EDT

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The UFC community condemned the tragic incident that went down in an elementary school in Texas. The reports suggest that the police took down a teenage gunman after he killed 19 school students and 2 adults.

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The incident shocked the entire world. Subsequently, people from around the world sent their support to the families of the victims.


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The details of the incident were even more frightening, as Texas state senator Roland Gutierrez noted the suspect had two rifles with him, which he bought on his birthday. Besides, he was wearing body armor, acknowledged DPS, Sgt Erick Estrada.

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The MMA world sent their condolences and reacted to the news. Former UFC middleweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping wrote, “Simply heartbreaking.” Besides, he shared a screenshot of an article referring to the incident.

Yet, some elements of social media tried to give the British MMA icon a hard time, even during such a matter. Bisping, though, only had this to say to them.

A renowned name in MMA media, Kevin Iole, posted, “What a country we are. 15 innocent and precious children are dead and not a g*ddamn thing will happen. Why does this keep happening here?”

Not long ago, an incident with a gunman occurred in a restaurant in Houston, Texas, where a UFC fighter took control of the gunman.

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Recently, the UFC middleweight and welterweight fighter, Kevin Holland, was present in an incident where he saw a man with a gun at a restaurant. But instead of finding a table to hide to save his life, the UFC phenom put the attacker on his back and took away their gun and other belongings.


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‘The Trailblazer’ posted about the incident soon after the police arrived at the scene.


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Even before that, the vibrant UFC fighter chased down an alleged thief last year. Subsequently, the moment went viral and the UFC star got more notoriety and love from the fans.


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Written by:

Deepak Kumar


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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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