Spike Carlyle is quickly becoming one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the UFC, but there may be some outside the Octagon issues to keep an eye on.
A Twitter user by the name of Alex Scaffidi recently showed some screen captures of some antisemitic social media posts by the UFC fighter:
Spike Carlyle's current IG story is a whole trip and a half. pic.twitter.com/jiguMn0JMs— Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) July 3, 2020
Carlyle would receive a lot of backlash for posting the antisemitic images on social media and he would issue the following statement to Bloody Elbow, apologizing for his actions:
“I’m Anti-Zionist, Freemasonry, and Jesuitism. I didn’t read the ‘[F—k] Israel’ hashtags. I’m not an anti-Semite and have Jewish blood in me. I am pro-Israel especially since they are necessary for end times bible prophecy.”
The fighter would also take to Instagram to post the following apology (via Bloody Elbow):
“My deepest apologies for my earlier story post. Upon further review I noticed it was linked to an anti Semitic hashtags [sic]. I in no way want to cause or spread division or prejudice. My intentions are quite the opposite. I want all people to come together Through Christ Jesus and be united as God’s children. I love my fans, my family, and all my Jewish brothers. I am against the New World Order and that was the intention behind the post. I promise to be more mindful going forward on what I share. Much #revelation2:9 #fsatan”
There has been no further statements from Carlyle, while the UFC has yet to release one on their fighter’s antisemitic post.