Pastor Donnie Romero of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas has asked God to smite a UFC fighter who said that he would be willing to throw a punch at Jesus Christ.
During a December interview with TMZ, MMA fighter Conor McGregor bragged that not even the Son of God could defeat him in the octagon.
“There’s not a man alive that could beat me,” McGregor explained. “But Jesus isn’t alive so maybe he could come back from the dead, I don’t know. I’d still whoop his ass.”
That didn’t sit well with Pastor Romero, who revealed during a sermon last week that he would be praying for God to strike down McGregor.
“He said if Jesus Christ was in the ring with me, I’d knock him out!” Romero explained to his congregation. “The guy is a UFC fighter. That guy is nothing.”
The pastor argued that MMA fights were popular because of “wickedness” in the world.
“That guy, I’m going to pray that God strikes him down with a lightning bolt!” Romero exclaimed. “So everybody in the world believes that the Bible even a little bit will know that it was God, it was Jesus that struck him down.”
“He can just look down and with his little finger just say, ‘So, boom!'” he added. “Some catastrophic event because he’s a wicked person. And if you watch him and you’re a fan of his and you call yourself a Christian, shame on you! You’re not right with God! It’s wicked as hell.”
Watch video of the sermon below from Stedfast Baptist Church.
(h/t: Pundit Arena)