Don House is a longtime cutman for the UFC and he worked this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov event.
Cameras spotted House wearing QAnon patches on his vest, as QAnon is a fringe internet conspiracy theory that believes that there is a “deep state” group plotting against US President Donald Trump, among other things.
The UFC has now issued a statement to ESPN, stating that they are investigating House for wearing the patches:
"This was a violation of our staff event outfitting policy and the matter will be thoroughly investigated.”
House, according to ESPN, did not ask for permission from the promotion to wear the patches and the UFC has already told House to remove the patches.
MMA Fighting spoke with House, who denounces the groups conspiracy theory, but embraces their overall message.
“My message is simple,” House said. “It’s not about I signed up for a club that wants to overthrow the government. I’m not a part of that nonsense. But I do like the message where it talks about everyone being as one in the United States, and the planet, for that matter. That’s my message. If I’d known I’d get this much flack, I would have never worn the thing, to be honest with you. People’s belief is their personal belief. That was mine. I was just showing that I really love the message, especially in this day and time with all the crap that’s going on. Did you see the NASCAR guy’s locker room? You notice how everybody got together for that one person? Everybody got together for him, and I thought, that’s what America needs. To me, that’s the message, ‘Where We Go One, We Go All’ is to me, where we all have to stand up for everybody. We’re Americans. This country is built for everybody. That’s the message that I’ll always live with, and I thought it would look great on my sleeve. I didn’t know it would cause this much controversy. Do I regret it? Yeah, I do, the embarrassment for the UFC and to Dana, because he is a friend of mine. But do I believe that we as Americans should be one? I will until the day I die.”
There is no word yet at this time as to what kind of punishment, if any, that House will receive from the UFC at this time.