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UFC fighter's husband has Nazi tattoos: says he's not racist but refuses to remove or cover them

Donny Aaron says he acquired the tattoos in prison, where he served time for killing an unarmed black man. However, he says he won't cover them for cosmetic reasons.


Kahron Spearman


Andrea Lee is asking for a reprieve. 

 

Over the weekend, the UFC women's flyweight contender and her husband/coach, Donny Aaron, went on the defensive after social media detectives noticed some concerning tattoos from photos taken from a fun day at a lake.

 

Not so fun: Aaron has a swastika tattoo on his left arm and a Nazi SS bolt symbol on his right arm.

 

Lee, for her part, took on less tact than necessary in her first apology.

Neither one of us are racists, we have an Asian & a black guy that live with us! Oh my gosh guys its a tattoo he got when he was in prison, get over yourelves. He covers them up all the time & we happen to have a lake day and it makes an appearance. Sensitive ass mofos.

However, like a Pro Bowl cornerback, she's subsequently backpedaled and sent out another apology via social media.

 

"My comments the day before were meant to just defend my husband not his tattoo," said Lee. "I never intended to make light of the situation, the history of the symbol or dismiss anyone that was offended, This mistakes he made in his youth are not a representation of who he is today, which is a man that loves and respects everyone."

 

"Donny was my coach long before we got together, when I first met Donny," she continued, "I question him too about his tattoos and he explained to me about his past and who he was now and how hed changed. The more I got to know him as a person the less I noticed his skin."

"I'm truly sorry for responding the other day the way I did, if you think I dont I DO! I'm not racist, I'm not a nazi and I don't hate people and neither does Donny," the fighter added in the lengthy explanation/apology.

 

Aaron says he acquired the tattoos in prison, where he served time for killing an unarmed black man. However, he says he won't cover them for cosmetic reasons.

 

It'll be interesting what the UFC does with the situation with Aaron as her coach, specifically within public forums involving sponsors.

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