The UFC says that Matt Mitrione has been suspended after his tirade of transphobic comments on The MMA Hour regarding transgender fighter Fallon Fox.Link
I hope it is a lengthy suspension. First off that is highly uncalled for, rude, obnoxious, and any other adjective you can come up with. Secondly, most fighters generally have around 4-6 months off between fights so a 3 month suspension doesn't do anything.
transphobia.....never heard that word before. learn something new every day.
Mitrione is really earning his nickname. Whatta fuckin Meathead
“For example, if you make a discriminatory comment about a certain community, you would be required to provide some community service to that community,” Epstein said.
What on earth might this be? Should he be required to provide MMA instruction to a group of transgendered folks? They should just dock his next paycheck and move on.
His method was obviously slanderous and people need to understand in today's world of varying sexual identities that you can't just shoot off at the mouth in any manner that you please. That being said, I'm a little lost on everyone jumping on the transgender fighter's banwaggon. You all do realize that this is a transgender female who has a two career wins against other females and never disclosed that she was transgender? That cannot be ok. I'm all for equal rights but it's absurd to equate, genetically, people who identify as a specific gender with people born into that specific gender genetically. It is incredibly unnatural and definitely an odd thing. Had Mitrione phrased his comments differently I don't think it would have been nearly as big of an issue, the guy just needs some lessons in addressing the overall situation without attacking the individual. Fallon Fox is the first of her kind and will raise all kinds of questions for future regulation and good for her for being somewhat of a trailblazer, but IMO you can't be mad at the guy for expressing his opinion; you can only criticize him for the way he presented it.
So now you have to be all for a tranny mma fighter......If your not you have to just say no comment.I dont consider myself a transafobic or whatever nonsense they call it but i am all about free speech and in a sport like mma i dont think that being p.c should apply to fighters as heavy as they make it seem for meathead
dana white calls a lady a see you next tuesday where was his suspension
coleman calls titos wife a few choice words they never made him give an mma seminar to pornstars
rampage killed a ladys baby.......i never saw boxing lessons for fetuses and a 4
im not saying that meathead couldnt have said it differently but i am saying that this whole thing is an overeaction by the ufc.
In the end *If Fallon Fox deserves the freedom to fight meathead deserves the freedom to have an opinion on it*
I hope the next person just says "I don't know who he is" then when the interviewer says "he's a she" the response is "yea so I've heard"
regardless of what he thinks of this person, he should be smart enough to know not to say something that will jeopardize his job. this will at least be a learning experience for meathead.
I honestly thought Matt was one of the more intelligent fighters out there. Maybe not so wise though..
He deserves the suspension.
Mitrione said literally nothing wrong. He's 100% correct that being a transgendered female fighting natural females is fucked up. If there's a black serial killer murdering my neighbors and I speak out against it, it doesn't make me racist. Clearly it was the person's actions that he's disgusted with, not the person's sexual identity.
As for Fox fighting anywhere, it shouldn't happen. You can make personal decisions in your life that close doors for you in future careers, and gender reassignment should certainly bar you from sports. Spending your developmental years as a man and becoming female is far worse than any female fighter using steroids, which is clearly illegal.