Jon Jones: Mitrione is a scumbag

Thursday, April 25, 2013

UFC lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones was not shy in expressing how he felt about UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione for his recent comments about transgender fighter Fallon Fox:

“I think he’s terrible for that,” Jones said. “It’s ridiculous. I think Fallon Fox, that’s a strong person. Despite what the person has been through in their life, that’s a strong person. I’m a fan of that person because of what they’ve gone through and what they’re willing to go through.

“People like Matt Mitrione are scumbags. He’s a scumbag. I don’t care if he’s off suspension or doesn’t fight again. He’s a ridiculous person.”

Jones said he believes in freedom of speech but that being a “decent” person should trump all.

“He needs to shut his mouth,” Jones said. “That’s how I feel about that kid. He’s scum.”

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