1001 Black Men–#154

If you’re a fan of the UFC, then you know that tonight’s event features an exciting fight card that will culminate in a decisive battle for the light heavyweight championship. The fight will pit regining champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua against against top light heavyweight contender Jon “Bones” Jones. At the present moment, Jon Jones is the number one African American contender in the UFC. Mixed martial arts is much more racially diverse than boxing, and while there are African American competitors, the proportion of Black fighters to their white and Latin American counterparts is much closer to the proportion of Black people in the U.S. population at large. Today’s drawing is a tribute to all of the Black fighters in the UFC. Best of luck to Jon Jones. I’m hoping to see him win with 2nd round submission against the champ, but I settle for a unanimous decision at the final bell.


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