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Matt Brown Releases Forced Apology for Saying That Women’s MMA Should Be Topless; ‘Legit Man Shit’ Pulled Off SoundCloud


(Matt Brown: Knockout artist, foxy-boxing aficionado. / Photo via Getty)

On Wednesday, we gave our CagePotato Seal of Approval to Matt Brown‘s new podcast Legit Man Shit, featuring the “hilarious, borderline sexist musings” of the tough-as-nails UFC welterweight contender. As Jared wrote, “head over to the podcast’s SoundCloud page and check out episode one before Brown is inevitably stifled by his superiors like every forward-thinking philosophizer before him.”

We hope you took our advice, because Legit Man Shit #1 has been removed from the Internet. Indeed, the UFC has fed Brown the proverbial hemlock.

The quote that wound up getting Brown in trouble with his bosses was a rant about women’s MMA that featured the line, “If I’ma pay 60 dollars for a pay-per-view to watch women fight, they should at least be topless.” Soon after that quote began circulating around the MMA blogosphere, the UFC released the following statement:

Matt Brown has apologized for the comments made on his podcast, and we have addressed the matter with him. His comments don’t reflect the views of the UFC. There’s no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. The UFC is built on principles of respect [Ed. note: LMFAO], and any statements to the contrary are not acceptable.”

The UFC is understandably touchy about its female fighters being publicly disrespected by its male fighters; featherweight Conor McGregor was previously smacked down after he released a sexually-charged tweet about Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. And now it’s the Immortal’s turn to put out a forced apology:

I have spoken with the UFC about the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and what is required and expected of me as a professional athlete under the terms of my promotion agreement. The UFC has a policy of inclusion and respect for all people and I understand the importance of being more aware of my actions and words.”

So will Legit Man Shit become just another one-episode wonder, like Quarterlife, Emily’s Reasons Why Not, and Heil Honey I’m Home? Has Matt Brown’s promising broadcasting career been snuffed out before it could even get started? And what the hell has happened to free speech in this country, anyway? I miss the days when you could discuss your preference of vagina to anus without losing your job, but that’s just me — a real American who bleeds red, white & blue, and only does sex with WOMEN, thank you very much. [*solemnly spits mouthful of dip-juice*]

Your thoughts, please.

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