THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — It looks like suspended transphobic UFC fighter Matt Mitrione is scheduled to fight again, even though it’s been less than a month since Mitrione got the boot for calling transgender fighter Fallon Fox, among other things, ‘a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.’
A number of people in the business are now questioning the rather short length of Mitrione’s suspension. We may not have all the facts as of yet, however, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently said Mitrione is a “scumbag” for what he did to Fallon.
Jones: “I think he’s [Mitrione] terrible for that. “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.”
Yahoo Sports’ Maggie Hendricks on the apparent short suspension: “Here we have the problem with MMA and suspensions. This isn’t like football or basketball, where every athlete has the same amount of events, and a suspension of five games means the same thing for everyone. In MMA, some fighters fight once a year. Some fight four times a year. For a suspension to mean anything, it has to be for several months, and a fighter’s ability to get in the cage must be affected.”
Previous articles on trans fighter Fallon Fox: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/?s=Fallon
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