Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

That includes the world of sports.

And what one UFC fighter said about Ukraine will leave you speechless.

Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell soundly defeated Edson Barboza at UFC 272.

Mitchell won a unanimous decision and donated half of his $90,000 purse to a children’s charity in his home state of Arkansas.

But it was what Mitchell said before the fight that caught everyone’s attention.

In a pre-fight press conference, a reporter asked Mitchell for his thoughts on the war in Ukraine.

Mitchell declared that he opposed sending American troops to fight a war in Ukraine, but if America was ever invaded, he would dig his boots in the soil and fight to the death.

Mitchell also said that while homeless American veterans slept on the streets he did not want to hear anything about sending American troops to Ukraine to fight a war against Russia.

In addition, Mitchell questioned all of the corruption in Ukraine and the Biden family noting that a shady Ukrainian energy company Burisma paid Hunter Biden $80,000 a month and that as Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold a billion dollars in aid unless the Ukrainian President fired a prosecutor who had been investigating the company paying his son.

Joe Biden blackmailing Ukraine into firing a prosecutor the Obama administration accused of corruption turned into a key point in the Democrats’ first impeachment hoax against Donald Trump.

Americans tend to roll their eyes at athletes virtue signaling on political matters.

But Mitchell’s earnestness and from the heart patriotism struck a chord.

No one wants war with Russia.

It could end all civilization on Earth as a conflict between the United States and Russia – who own 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons – could spiral out of control.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.