Mitrione apologizes for insensitive comments on trangendered Fallon Fox

 

Earlier this month Matt Mitrione made some inappropriate about Fallon Fox, a transgender athlete who competes in professional women's MMA. Mitrione was suspended and find by the UFC for his actions, and today apologized:

"I want to apologize for my hurtful comments about Fallon Fox and a group within our society which, in truth, I know nothing about," Mitrione told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I know now there’s an important line between expressing an opinion on a subject and being hurtful and insensitive. I crossed that line by expressing my views in an ugly, rude and inappropriate manner."

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56sav site profile image  

4/27/13 5:25 PM by 56sav

^^ straw man alert!I like the new America better, where a queer can chop off his bamboo and beat up women legally. Anyone who disagrees should be fined, sanctioned, and forced to listen to Rod Stewart!

tom gunning site profile image  

4/27/13 5:09 PM by tom gunning

RE the pussification of America:So true. I miss the good old days, when men were men and women were women, raping your wife was OK, you could beat the shit out of queers, and coloreds had their own drinking fountains. Can't we bring back the real America?

chew22 site profile image  

4/27/13 9:16 AM by chew22

Mitrione I thought did a good job apologizing for a portion of his comments while still standing up for the fact he's allowed to have an opinion.Oh, and absolutely this was fulfilling Zuffa terms to have his suspension lifted.

56sav site profile image  

4/27/13 9:11 AM by 56sav

$100 says apologizing was part of his deal with Zuffa. Not like he even needed to in the first place...

Kostakio site profile image  

4/27/13 9:03 AM by Kostakio

VU

Morgz site profile image  

4/27/13 8:58 AM by Morgz

Voted up because great minds think alike :)Plus you added a bit more detail to further describe the same thing I meant

6ULDV8 site profile image  

4/27/13 8:43 AM by 6ULDV8

LGBTQIAOMGWTFBBQ - Serious Business

chaplinshouse site profile image  

4/27/13 8:20 AM by chaplinshouse

ah Matt.  arg.  is it too late to re-suspend him? 

Labrador site profile image  

4/27/13 8:11 AM by Labrador

This...makes my comment redundant. Missed it.

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4/27/13 7:49 AM by Labrador

I thought it was a good apology. Rather than take back his original statement, he apologized for the manner in which he presented it. This lets everyone know his feelings haven't changed with regard to Fallon as an individual, while also acknowledging that he made a mistake.