UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione is coming off a contract saving win over Phil De Fries this weekend in Stockholm, Sweden, and now he finds himself under suspension from the promotion. Mitrione went on an internet radio show and went on a rant about transgender mixed martial artist Fallon Fox that included some alarming comments about the fighter being allowed to fight and some personal attacks. Word got back to the UFC, and they have already issued a statement on the subject. The UFC has announced they have suspended Mitrione under the code of conduct policy, and that they will be investigating the situation.
In a statement to Bloody Elbow:
“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.”
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