UFC Fighter Matt Mitrione Suspended For Slamming Transgender Fighter

Tue, April 9, 2013 1:42pm EDT by 8 Comments
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The UFC fighter was suspended indefinitely for calling MMA competitor Fallon Fox a ‘sociopathic disgusting freak.’

Matt Mitrione has upset the UFC. The heavyweight fighter called MMA competitor Fallon Fox some not very nice things and the UFC says they are “appalled.”

Matt Matrione Suspended

Matt called Fallon “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.” The UFC has now released a statement saying:

“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 comments were made at the end of an interview Matt did on SB Nation’s MMA Hour on April 8. Fallon was born a guy but had gender reassignment surgery in 2006.

Matt said that he watched one of Fallon’s fight videos and said: “I haven’t seen a man beat a woman (like that) since Chris Brown beat Rihanna. That’s exceptional how he beats innocent, unknowing women like that.”

“She’s not a he. He’s a he,” Matt said. “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.”

Do you think it was wrong of Matt to make those comments?

– Chloe Melas

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Geege

Posted at 2:46 PM on April 22, 2013  

His point was vaild, his words were counter productive. They both should be banned from the sport.

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Deanne

Posted at 1:40 PM on April 11, 2013  

he made a valid point but the word “freak” was just unnecessary. If I was a fighter for the female division and I HAD to fight fallon fox I wouldn’t because there is a reason why separate divisions were created, so men don’t fight woman and vice versa. It’s like promoting the fact that men beating on woman is okay ect. After they investigate, Fallon should be removed from the female division. I’ve got nothing against him, I support the LGBT community seeing as I’m apart of it. But it is completely unfair for the female fighters to be losing to Fallon.

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Toni

Posted at 10:15 AM on April 11, 2013  

The words he used were not appropriate but he has a point, why would they let a man fight women…hes still a man genetically, just not legally…he could really hurt someone

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Sandra

Posted at 4:38 PM on April 9, 2013  

I agree with him but not the way he said it. Then again, university isn’t required for UFC fighting!

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Marvin L Foushee

Posted at 4:07 PM on April 9, 2013  

If he [Fallon Fox] couldn’t compete in the Olympics as a woman, he should not be allowed to fight women in the UFC. Transgender = sex change.

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clay

Posted at 2:06 PM on April 9, 2013  

HE’S RIGHT ON, THE UFC SHOULD BE ASHAMED, AMERICA DOES NOT LIKE WEIRD GAY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY MEN TRYING TO BEAT UP WOMEN… WTH … WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WORLD?

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Roger Karlsson

Posted at 2:28 PM on April 9, 2013  

+1

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SIMS12

Posted at 2:01 PM on April 9, 2013  

JA DET ER

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