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UFC Suspends Matt Mitrione for “Offensive and Wholly Unacceptable” Comments About Fallon Fox

Despite being fresh off of a nineteen-second knockout victory over Philip De Fries at last weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 9, it may be a while before we see Matt Mitrione in the Octagon again.

Earlier today, Mitrione was a guest on The MMA Hour, where he wrapped up his appearance with some jokes he had prepared for host Ariel Helwani. He started off with a joke about Aleksander Emelianenko’s unretirement, a joke about how he considered finishing De Fries – a Llyod Irvin student – with a rape choke, and a joke about how transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox should call herself “The Queen of the Buffaloes” in reference to “Silence of the Lambs.

If he just stopped there, we probably wouldn’t even be talking about his appearance on the show, but he wasn’t done making jokes at Fallon’s expense just yet.

“Holy shit, I have not seen a man beat a woman like that since Chris Brown beat Rihanna. That is exceptional how he just beats innocent, unknowing women like that. Incredible,” Mitrione continued. “Since he’s obviously looking for any way to break or avoid the rules regarding fighting, if he ever fights again – which I hope he doesn’t – but if he ever fights again and loses to a woman, is he going to charge that woman with a hate crime because she imposing on his freedom as a tranny?”

At this point, Ariel Helwani intervened to ask Mitrione why he kept referring to Fallon Fox as a man. This resulted on a fairly heated rant from Meathead, which we have video of after the jump.


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“Because she’s not a he. He’s a he. He’s chromosomally a man. He had a gender change, not a sex change. He’s still a man. He was a man for 31 years. Thirty-one years. That’s a couple years younger than I am. He’s a man. Six years of taking performance de-hancing drugs, you think is going to change all that? That’s ridiculous. That is a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak, and I mean that because you lied on your license to beat up women. That’s disgusting. You should be embarrassed yourself. And the fact that Florida licensed him because California licensed him or whoever the hell did it, it’s an embarrassment to us as fighters, as a sport, and we all should protest that.”

The UFC reacted quickly to Mitrione’s rant, suspending Matt Mitrione and issuing the following statement on their website earlier today:

The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on the ‘MMA Hour.’

The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and — as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct – Mr. Mitrione’s UFC contract has been suspended and the incident is being investigated.

The UFC is a friend and ally of the LGBT community, and expects and requires all 450 of its athletes to treat others with dignity and respect.

Here’s what I took away from this:

- That joke he made about the Lloyd Irvin rape case? Perfectly acceptable; probably because he didn’t tweet it.
- Calling Fallon Fox a man is ignorant and transphobic when Joe Rogan isn’t the one doing it.
- Maybe if he just made a video teaching people how to rape her, he wouldn’t have been suspended.
- I hate to sound like a broken record, but this is exactly why the UFC really needs some sort of policy in place to ensure that fighters know where the line is drawn in terms of what is acceptable and unacceptable to say about an issue and what will happen to them if they cross that line (aside from community service, of course). Or rather, why this policy needs to be evenly enforced among all UFC employees.
- Of course, this is all written under the assumption that Meathead’s suspension will leave him on the shelf for an extended period of time. Time will tell how many months he is actually suspended for.

I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right?

@SethFalvo

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BigDaddyD- April 12, 2013 at 3:05 am
"The UFC is a friend and ally of the LGBT community, and expects and requires all 450 of its athletes to treat others with dignity and respect."...... Says the company who's figure head has spouted gay slurs since his conception lol. I just think its funny the UFC is so quick to kiss the ass of the queers. Since when did we turn from a people who said how they feel to a people who cower their true opinion as to not hurt anyone's feelings? Matt M. just stated how he felt, now he is being punished for exercising his freedom of speech.
realfighterfan- April 11, 2013 at 1:58 am
GUYBORG is more man than Fallon Fox every was but that doesn't mean either one of them should be fighting (REAL) woman. chopping off ones "D'ick" doesn't not change the bone structure and jawline and male features. Fallon Fox is not a woman plain and simple PERIOD nor is Guyborg vis 10 years of male hormones. Now if these two want get get in a cage with each other that's just fine with me. Back in late 1800's Guyborg and Fallon Fox probably would have shared a cage in the sideshow circus with all the other FREAKS or they would have put them in with the mountain gorillas
Lex Talionis- April 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Question, Did Fallon Fox ever have a fight as a man? No one has ever touched on this that i have seen. Does anyone know if he had any fights as a man?
ArmFarmer- April 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm
Well said Lex. If he wants to fight he should fight men. I'd imagine his response would be something like "but that isn't fair.. I'm taking performance reducing drugs". Ok, that sounds like a fuckin personal problem to me. Maybe if you want to be a professional athlete you should, I don't know, maybe not spend your free time injecting yourself with drugs that decrease athletic performance? If you'd rather do that, don't fight, but don't do that and then be like "Oh it's cool, I'll just fight women". That's not the godamn solution...
Lex Talionis- April 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm
Dano and everyone else is missing the point defending this dudes right to cut off his nuts and live as a women. Great do whatever the fuck you want, but with certain decisions come consequences. You can't always have it all even in the PC bull shit America where everyone just thinks they have the right to do whatever they want all the time. Your imposing on my rights WAAAAA! How about imposing on Matts freedom of speech rights? Oh right he represents the UFC so in doing so he has made a decision to give up certain rights. He can't just shoot of at the mouth like the rest of us here because his job depends on it ( btw nothing he said was wrong). If living as a women was more important than being a pro fighter so be it but why do we have to bend the rules just so someone can have their cake and eat it too. Abraham Lincoln said it best, "How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? 4, calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg". Flip it, slice it, shred it like a julienne salad, call that dick whatever you want but at the end of the day its still a dick.
dipsetkilla316- April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm
I agree with Matt, but u can think that, but u shouldn't come out and say those kind of things. Also Dana said "I don't even no y he was on the show" ok soooooooooooooooorry Dana but u don't owne everything in mma. Ariel can interview whom ever he fucking want to.
Thumblaster- April 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm
@ danodyke , I did'nt know why you like to bang trannies but I guess it's good you know why. Look you stupid fucking retard i'm not saying people should fag bash fallon fox it should be treated with respect but it was a man for 30 years it was "confused" cut it's dick off and then chose a job that involves punching real woman in the face, thats where I have a problem. All the hormones and doctor created holes do not make it a real woman, but it does allow closet homo's like yourself bang it in it's unusual gash. Lube up dickhead.
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm
me thinks you protestuth to mucheth.
ArmFarmer- April 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm
I really dont get why it's not ok for him to say what any sane person is thinking. He didn't bash transgenders at all, he specified that he thinks its disgusting that this guy is allowed to fight women because he had some operations. What is wrong with that opinion and why is it not ok to state when asked?
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm
this is NOT the smart armfarmer I use to know.....what happened to ya man?
Viva Hate- April 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm
I have it appalling that someone would say something so mean, hurtful, and offensive. I for one would never support such behavior, that is why I come to CP, a classy news agency with journalistic integrity unlike that wannabe shock-jock Ariel Helwani. Lets protest both of these animals so we can show our support to that other thing. Also, how does Bob Arum feel on the issue? I bet he has a whopper of an opinion.
ArmFarmer- April 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Im sure danas outburst calling people faggots and the ensuing bad publicity probably have at least as much, if not more, to do with it than them hiring a lesbian.
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm
yep you are right, as I recall that is the ONLY thing that the fertitas making Dana apologize for.
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm
say whatever you want meathead. i dont give a fuck. i say offensive shit all the time. some people hate me for it, others laugh, and others still like the fact that i say what is on my mind. just be aware if you say shit , it can and may have some concequences based on the PC police (in this case your boss....who i may add is on recored calling a reporter a lying bitchy cunt (lol) and rogan much the same). its all a bit hypocritall really. but since you have/possibly HAD a contract with the ufc. your boss can fire your ass for saying something he agrees with (but secretly wont admit it becasue he has a lesbo in his fight stable and doesnt want his brand labelled as bigotted), because he doenst want to also get labelled as a bigot, so in this case he publiccly condemns your comments.. oh sweet irony!
Robpd22- April 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm
The UFC needs to give its fighters an out on this pretty quickly or they will have more instances like this one. Every fighter is getting asked about this in every interview and its a hot button topic. Once the UFC states what the official policy will be the fighters can point to it and say "This is what the UFC is doing, my opinion on it doesn't matter". I personally STRONGLY disagree with Fallon fighting women. I have a transgendered friend who was born a man, and you can clearly tell the difference in body types to someone born a women. I would have been more PC about it but I agree that its a disgrace to women fighters.
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm
look at you being all rational and writing something with common sense....hey towelie and hurtinforasquirtin come read and learn from this guy how NOT to be a stupid moron.
towelie- April 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm
another question is, would the UFC have used Ronda's tweets about Cyborg having a dick to promote the Ronda vs. Cyborg fight if she took the fight instead of Carmouche? their PR lady probably dodged a bullet there.
towelie- April 9, 2013 at 11:57 am
is drano karma? i only ask because I haven't been annoyed so much by someone's blathering since him.
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm
does towelie have a sandy vagina because I have not heard that much whining since........the last time I saw towelie post!
towelie- April 10, 2013 at 10:33 am
so is that a no? blather on.
holeeball- April 9, 2013 at 10:50 am
@ ArmFarmer
Ask the UFC you fucking freak.
ArmFarmer- April 9, 2013 at 10:40 am
I don't get it.. Why is the controversy over meatheads accurate summary of the situation and not over the situation itself? At what point in time did it become ok for a person to be punished for speaking out against a man knocking out women?
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm
when you do it in front of the media. duh.
beschlemper- April 9, 2013 at 10:09 am
Fallon Fox has a Y cromossome, therefore, scientifically (as you say) he is a man.
J.Jones- April 9, 2013 at 9:55 am
And once again, Ariel Helwani is to blame for another beef between fighters. What a shit stirrer, amiright?
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm
no...once again you are a dumbass.
Get Off Me- April 9, 2013 at 9:40 am
Remember when Meathead turned down the Cormier "opportunity"?:

http://www.cagepotato.com/matt-mitrione-turns-down-daniel-cormier-fight-pisses-off-dana-white/

This may have something to do with the decision to suspend Matt.
teep- April 9, 2013 at 9:12 am
Why doesn't Rhonda tweet about Fallon Fox? I find it interesting that a real UFC woman fighter has nothing to say about this. Why isn't Ariel asking woman fighters about how they feel about fighting Fox? I also agree with @RWilson about "transphobic" as a word! I guess you can put phobic after any word now to make the person you are calling phobic - defend themselves!
FilmDrunk- April 9, 2013 at 8:33 am
You're a moron if you honestly can't see the difference between Rogan's possibly-ignorant, but overall non-hateful opinion on the subject and this guy calling someone a "sick, disgusting freak." I'll defend Miguel Torres Workaholics reference to the grave, but Meathead's a fucking dipshit and I'm glad he got suspended.
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 7:47 am
Do you really need a written policy to determine that calling someone "a disgusting, sociopathic freak" is wrong and over the line? Really, Seth?

I am surprised we only heard once the ridiculously ignorant "but he has free speech" argument. Thanks, bigdaddyd. The last d is for dumbass, right?
Hrtn4Sqrtn- April 9, 2013 at 8:40 am
You don't find it a little odd that Fox was male for 30 years then decides to get surgery and her new profession is fighting women? Again she just got this surgery in 2006, 6-7 years of estrogen doesn't erase 30-31 years of being a male.

Now was Meathead bullish in his comments? Sure. Does he know for a fact that Fox in sociopath? Of course not. Should he be suspended/fired for them? I don't think so. He wasn't repping the UFC, he wasn't at a fan expo, it wasn't during a fight. He was doing this interview on his own time and for his own benefit. If Brock Lesnar, or Jon Jones would have said this Uncle Dana wouldn't have suspended them. The UFC needs to be more clear with its social media policy.

Finally Dana should walk the walk. If the UFC really is a bastion of LGBT rights why doesn't he have Fox headline a PPV against Ronda? If he thinks its a fair fight and Meathead was completely out of line then show it. You know you would want to hear Buffer yell, "AND IN THE BLUE CORNER....THE QUEEN OF SWORDS...."
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 8:55 am
you are so right he wasn't representing the UFC, gee he wasn't at a fight, no , my gosh.
And Jon Jones being drunk and wrecking his car didn't in any way reflect on the UFC, nor did rampage jackson when he went on a ...rampage and run over preggers. nawwww you are so right, my gosh what a loophole you have found. and people on their own personal twitter account they don't rep the UFC when they make rape jokes..........OH WAIT! ,yes...yes they fucking do!!! holy revelations batman!!! they all got into trouble! wait this information thats been around forever and a day just blows your stupid though process right out of the water. wow , everyone BUT you knows better.
Hrtn4Sqrtn- April 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm
thanks for proving my point you condescending prick. Jon Jones commits a legitimate crime and doesn't get suspended. Meathead express his opinion on a controversial issue and gets suspended. The UFC needs to apply its code of conduct to all of its fighters, not just the expendable ones.
dranokills- April 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm
he got in trouble dumbass.
did bloddyvagina open the flood gates again? where are the stupid people coming from? I mean besides crack whore moms.
Hrtn4Sqrtn- April 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm
The UFC did not punish Jon Jones you fucking troll.

http://www.5thround.com/117456/dana-white-jon-jones-far-from-anderson-silva-following-dui-arrest/

I know I shouldn't feed the troll but seriously, does your ass get jealous of all the shit that comes out of your mouth?
Viva Hate- April 9, 2013 at 7:18 am
What will be really interesting is if Fallon Fox chooses "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" by Against Me! as a walk out song.
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