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If you didn’t catch the Mitrione Minute above from The MMA Hour back in March where Matt Mitrione poked fun at Jenna Jameson, watch it so the video you’re about to see makes sense.
“I think it’s awesome…AWESOME that the UFC is finally doing this. I think that it’s a great promotion that they’re finally letting women fight for their man’s honor. I think that’s a great thing. We all know that Tito’s gonna give some type of excuse and back out, so Jenna’s gonna have to step in and fight Bader for Tito’s honor,” Mitrione deadpanned. “Bader, be really careful because it’s a trap fight. We all know that she’s awesome off her back and she’s got phenomenal top control, but remember that she doesn’t choke easily.”
Mitrione went on to say that he’s glad he isn’t fighting Ortiz.
“I think that’s probably a great thing [that I won't get a chance to fight him] because I would really feel bad if I retired Tito,” he explained. “Bader, please finish him up and send him on his way.”
One would assume that the shot at Jameson or the jabs he took at Ortiz making excuses to pull out of fights (like he did with his exhibition boxing match with UFC president Dana White) is what prompted Tito to confront Mitrione yesterday at the UFC Fighter Summit.
Here’s what went down between the two, as recorded by Roy Nelson, whose camera malfunctioned and added additional annoying music to what was already playing in the conference room:
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From what we can gather, Tito confronted Mitrione and “Meathead” told him it was only a joke and he was sorry if it offended him. When Tito refused to accept his apology, Mitrione was ready to throw down.
“Well then I guess we’re about to scrap then. I’m not the one who’s getting aggressive. You’re the one that’s getting aggressive. Hey, I apologize if I hurt your feelings. I apologize if I hurt your feelings,” Mitrione offered. “Yeah, well, fuck you then. You’re the one fucking your boss and you’re the one that wants to scrap. Aren’t you the one who wants to scrap?”
A few points:
• Jenna tweeted after Mitrione made the comments about her that she found them hilarious.
• According to Jenna, she and Tito are no longer a couple, so it would seem that “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is more upset that Mitrione called him an excuse maker and asked Bader to retire him.
• Matt seems like a bit of a loose cannon you wouldn’t want to fuck with when he gets angry.
• George Sotiropoulos‘ reaction to the confrontation is priceless.