Controversial Statement from MMA Fighter Causes Stir Among Fans

UFC fighter Joel “King Bau” Bauman made a bold statement at the Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA 6 event on Friday night. Bauman entered the ring wearing a shirt that defiantly proclaimed, “Trump was indicted before anyone on Epstein’s client list.” The audacious move aimed at shedding light on perceived injustices within the legal system was witnessed during Bauman’s bout, where he ultimately lost in a split decision against opponent Curtis Millender.

This is not the first instance where Bauman has brought attention to the notorious Jeffrey Epstein and his clandestine network. In August 2022, Bauman took to social media to accuse Hollywood and mainstream media figures of being “pedophiles” complicit in covering up Epstein’s child trafficking activities. Notably, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was a specific target of Bauman’s criticism.

During that online tirade, Bauman defended his Non-Fungible Token (NFT) venture, attributing its success to his advocacy for the financial rights of college and high school athletes. He challenged Kimmel to address the issue of childhood malnutrition, linking it to the demand for the release of Epstein’s flight logs. Bauman expressed his view that until the flight logs were disclosed, the mainstream media and Hollywood were, in his eyes, complicit in pedophilia.

The controversy surrounding Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” took a political turn when Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced her intention to file a subpoena for its flight logs. Blackburn emphasized the importance of identifying everyone who traveled on the plane, the frequency of their trips, and their destinations. The flight logs are widely speculated to contain the names of high-profile individuals associated with Epstein’s illicit activities on his private island, Little St. James.

Epstein’s death in 2019, officially ruled as suicide, has not quelled public curiosity about the extent of his network. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump is facing a legal onslaught, with over 700 years in potential prison time resulting from four indictments across New York, Washington D.C., Georgia, and Florida. The charges against Trump encompass election interference, fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and mishandling classified documents.