Matt Mitrione suspended for 'transphobic' statements about Fallon Fox


Matt "Meathead" Mitrione recently appeared on Ariel Helwani's “The MMA Hour,” and was confronted by Helwani about remarks the UFC heavyweight had made about transgendered fighter Fallon Fox.

“Why do you hate Fallon Fox so much," asked Helwani. "And why do you keep calling she a he?”

The former NFL player then put Fox on blast.

“Because she’s not a he. He’s a he,” said Mitrione. “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 woman that’s fighting him, props to you. I hope you beat his ass, and I hope he gets blackballed and never fights again, because that’s disgusting and I’m appalled by that.”

Tthe UFC has suspended Mitrione in response.

"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."

In Mitrione's defense, his harshest remarks - "lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak" - were directed not at transgendered individuals in general, but at one trasngendered fighter - Fallon Fox. And his reasoning was unambiguous - "...because you lied on your license to beat up women. That’s disgusting."

In previous cases of the UFC code of conduct violations, fighters have been other suspended, or released.

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Haulport site profile image  

4/25/13 6:15 PM by Haulport

I have no dog in this race but the line, "you are just a retard agreeing with a pervert" has got to be one of the better lines of the past month here on the UG...I am going to try and use that elsewhere...

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4/25/13 6:06 PM by Munk

"How the fuck are any of my remarks ignorant or bigoted? Or you are simply trying a diversionary attack, instead of addressing my points logically? In either case, I think you might be too stupid with which to debate.Ah...your last paragraph explains it perfectly. You are in fact an ignorant, intolerant, bigoted douchebag. Thanks for clearing that up for the rest of us. I'll continue to debate with worthy, logical and respectful opponents, like 6ULDV8 and CavemanDave."LMAO, boy, you don't know what logic is. Stating your stupid opinions is irrelevant. A man cut his dick off and wants to fight women. That's it. You are not enlightened or special for thinking that's cool, you are just a retard agreeing with a pervert.

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4/25/13 1:24 PM by I_Bungalo_Baboo_Babies

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4/25/13 1:09 PM by HexRei

Don't forget the undisclosed fines!

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4/25/13 1:09 PM by cleetdog101

It was all a front to appease the freaks & trisexuals.

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4/25/13 1:06 PM by epwar

UFC really took the hardline - his suspension lasted two and a half weeks! ;-)

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4/13/13 3:04 PM by Blazing Knees

It's weak sauce.

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4/13/13 2:15 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Stop pointing out the obvious, emotionally broken people get their porcelein feelings hurt.

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4/12/13 8:17 PM by Underground Blargh

if getting your penis split open and turned into a vagina doesn't make you a freak, I don't know what does.

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4/12/13 8:04 PM by SlickPacific

I never agree with you on anything but this is 100% true.