The voices in the support of the burning Amazon forest have been raising from all corners of the world. Bellator flyweight Alejandra Lara took to the weigh-ins prior to her bout at Bellator 225 showing her support in a very visible manner.
Lara went on to describe her emotions in lengths on Instagram. Upon translation her message read:
It is not only because of what is happening, it is not only for Brazil … I bring attention to the jungle because it needs it, because it is really time to do something for our future, to think that we only have one earth that is gravely ill and we have a government that doesn’t want to do anything about it. We have to become aware of how serious our situation is and change on a personal level to have a future for the children. I’m ready to fight with everything, to represent my country, my continent … my planet.
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No sólo es por lo que está pasando, no sólo es por Brasil… llevo la atención a la selva porque la necesita, porque de verdad es el momento de hacer algo por nuestro futuro, de pensar que sólo tenemos una tierra que está gravemente enferma y tenemos gobiernos que no quieren hacer nada al respecto. Tenemos que hacernos conscientes de lo grave que es nuestra situación y cambiar desde lo personal para tener algún futuro para los niños. Estoy lista para pelear con todo, para representar a mi país, a mi continente… a mi planeta 🌎👊🏼 #fighter #mmagirl #weightin #activist #consciousness #youcanmakeachange #plantatree #stopusingplastic #eatlessmeat #respectanimals #rideabike #renewableenergy #sosamazonia #globalwarming @lachagra
The Amazon rainforest has experienced a significant hike of 85 % in wildfires this year. The forest holds the largest collection of biodiversity in the world and creates 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen.
Lara’s native Colombia contains 10 percent of the Amazon rainforest.
Lara would go on to dominate her opponent in the only female fight at Bellator 225. She stopped her opponent Taylor Turner in the very first round with ground and pound.