It looks like some of the Top MMA Fighters are devout Christians and they aren’t afraid to show it. Modern MMA has roots in Brazil and Japan, places not typically associated with evangelical Christians, but the sport has developed a strong following within Christian groups.
The list of top MMA fighters who are devout Christians include Rich Franklin (former Middleweight Champ), Ken Shamrock (MMA Pioneer), Diego Sanchez (TUF Champ), Randy “The Natural” Couture, and Matt Hughes (two time UFC Champ).
Randy Couture let out his religious beliefs when questioned after winning a fight. When asked why he believed in America, his answer was “there’s two people – Jesus Christ, who stepped up and died for our sins, and the American GI that steps up and dies for our freedom on a daily basis. This fight is for them!”
Matt Hughes, wears his Christianity on his sleeve. When Hughes was on “The Ultimate Fighter” he devoted one training session to the Book of Esther and compared himself to her.
There is also Christian based MMA apparel that is showing up. The new brand, “Jesus Didn’t Tap” is a Christian brand of MMA clothing. The designer of the brand coined the phrase Jesus Didn’t Tap, meaning that Jesus didn’t give up. The designers hope to spread their message throughout the fighting community.
Overall, it looks like many of the top/rising MMA stars are Christian, and they are professing Christian beliefs during their post fight interviews. So now when you watch two guys tearing each other up on TV, you will know it’s for a good cause.
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