Ex UFC fighter and current Rizin fighter Daron Cruickshank is being called out for his racist joke against Asian people. The 33-year-old posted a video on social media of him racially mocking Japanese people in a pet store. He did the tired dog eating joke to a couple of Asian teenagers who did not look like they knew what he was saying. Cruickshank deleted the video after he received some backlash, but a couple of social media members captured the video and put it back online.
On Twitter, Daron Cruickshank wrote, “Ok, I recently learned that it’s not the Japanese that eat dog. It’s the Chinese… #funnyvideos #funnymemes…” before putting a link to his video on Instagram.
In the video, Cruickshank is in what looks like a Japanese pet store and he says, “We are in a Japanese meat market,” as he pans the camera around the store. He focuses his camera on a couple of Asian teenagers looking at puppies and he says, “They’re checking out what they want to eat for dinner.” The male teenager gives Cruickshank an awkward smile as Cruickshank laughs on. “Yummy, huh, yummy,” Cruickshank says, then the video cuts off.
Found the original video of Daron mocking #Asians. You’re in trouble now @cruickshank155 . @ensoninoue @nobu_sakakibara @rizin_English @RIZINFF @victoronefc @ONEChampionship @yodchatri he should never work in Asia again – cut his fight contract #AsianTwitter #MMA pic.twitter.com/hEyEuYqXDS
— Dynasty MMA (@DynastyDFBB) April 12, 2019
Twitter user Dynasty MMA wrote, “Hi @rizin_English @RIZINFF looks like @Cruickshank155 made racist jokes mocking #Asians. Why does he have a job? His career is built on Asian martial arts but mocks Asians, should be fired…Hey @ensoninoue please let @nobu_sakakibara know that @RIZINFF has a racist fighter @Cruickshank155 on their roster who mocks Asians/Japanese/Chinese people on social media…”
Cruickshank has since deleted the post and according to Dynasty MMA, he “got scared & has since deleted his racist video mocking #Asians eating dogs – he doubled down saying “it was a joke’ before deleting the post.”
Tired hacky jokes from a washed-up fighter.