Natan Levy, who is Jewish, calls out Kanye West over his anti-Semitic remarks in his post-fight interview following his win at UFC Orlando
Natan Levy’s striking helped lead him to a win at UFC Orlando, but he had one more strike to deliver at the post-fight press conference — a response to Kanye West.
For anyone who has been sleeping under a rock, West has been grabbing headlines over the past few months for antisemitic remarks, which include praising the former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
The remarks and attention have ramped up in the last couple of weeks, following West’s reported dinner with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and former U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. West, who has lost a number of sponsors for his stances, has been making a tour of right-wing media to repeat and defend his views.
“I think life is too short to hate,” Levy said. “So to all these hateful people, sucks for you, I pity you. And other than that, you know, Kanye West, if you got a problem with me or my people, come see me, bro.”
After UFC Orlando victory, Natan Levy responds to antisemitic rhetoric from Kanye West: ‘Life is too short to hate’
Levy added that he experiences the kind of hate being spewed by West first-hand; however, he says he will not be rocked by them.
“I’ve noticed it. I get a lot of lovely DMs all the time,” Levy said. “I am Jewish. It’s what I am. It’s what I was born. I’m very proud of it and I will fight for it. I will fight for my people — In the Octagon or wherever need be.
“I will not stand for antisemitism. I won’t stand for any racism. Not around me. Don’t bully anybody around me. Or I’m going to find you.”
After a submission win over Shaheen Santana on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020, Levy has now won back-to-back Octagon appearances after dropping his UFC debut.