THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Following a rant that included calling trans athlete Fallon Fox “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak,” heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione was quickly suspended by the UFC.
Mitrione: “Because she’s [Fallon] not a he. He’s a he,” he 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, and I mean that. Because you lied on your license to beat up women. That’s disgusting. . . .”
Response from the UFC following Mitrione’s suspension: “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.”
Wow. And kudos to the UFC for the swift action.
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