WEC official condemns Donald Cerrone's recent slurs, threats of violence

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emfleek
9/15/10 1:52:15PM
A World Extreme Cagefighting official today condemned comments Donald Cerrone made about WEC 51 opponent Jamie Varner in a recent radio interview.

WEC Vice President Peter Dropick stated that Cerrone's comments "are not consistent with our company values" and the organization will not "tolerate the use of slurs that may offend any segment of the public."

The WEC.tv statement made no mention of a punishment, and officials declined to comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

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RyanC
9/15/10 2:05:44PM
Where were the slurs? I didn't see any slurs in the quoted portions.
emfleek
9/15/10 2:11:39PM

Posted by RyanC

Where were the slurs? I didn't see any slurs in the quoted portions.



They weren't in that article. There was an interview circulating the other day where Cerrone called Varner a "f*g" and said that he hopes he kills Varner when they fight.
Jackelope
9/15/10 2:23:29PM
I figured this was coming when they posted that interview. I was surprised WEC even put it up on their website. Cerrone's mouth keeps writing checks and it's not too long before the company doesn't want to hear it anymore
Giant_Ochai
9/15/10 2:42:07PM
Now I'm retroactively happy that Henderson clowned this guy.
RyanC
9/15/10 2:44:43PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by RyanC

Where were the slurs? I didn't see any slurs in the quoted portions.



They weren't in that article. There was an interview circulating the other day where Cerrone called Varner a "f*g" and said that he hopes he kills Varner when they fight.



I'm assuming that part was probably left out on purpose.
emfleek
9/15/10 2:46:44PM

Posted by Jackelope

I figured this was coming when they posted that interview. I was surprised WEC even put it up on their website. Cerrone's mouth keeps writing checks and it's not too long before the company doesn't want to hear it anymore



Agreed. I used to be a HUGE Cowboy fan but since this d*ck measuring contest started up with him and Varner, I've lost all interest in him as a person and as a fighter. In fact, I'll be rooting for Jamie to humiliate him.
scoozna
9/15/10 2:55:02PM

Posted by Giant_Ochai

Now I'm retroactively happy that Henderson clowned this guy.



"retroactively happy"....I like that.

Everybody did what they had to do here...WEC condemned his comments, Cerrone apologized (via twitter anyway). Nothing to see here, move along.

Seriously, this will be a recurring theme for years to come.
Step 1 - Bad words
Step 2 - codemnation
Step 3 - apology.
Chael_Sonnen
9/15/10 3:58:54PM
I think Varner will put on a clinic against Cerrone.
CCPRIDE99
9/15/10 4:29:13PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

I think Varner will put on a clinic against Cerrone.



i agree. i think cerrone has been in the title picture way too long and id hate to see him get yet another shot at the belt
prozacnation1978
9/15/10 5:13:53PM
Bad blood between them
But man wishing another dead may be too much
I do want cerrone to win. But not by death
Pookie
9/15/10 5:22:01PM
He called the guy a fag, big deal. I suspect every fighter has called someone they dont like a fag, at least once.

The WEC is overreacting, he called him a fag. So what? These are professional fighters for **** sake.

"Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words will never hurt me."
I learned that when i was 5. Am i really to believe that this is a big deal?
danr83
9/15/10 5:25:48PM
No one cared when Frank Mir said that exact same thing..... double standards, what a fk'n joke.
Jackelope
9/15/10 5:30:00PM

Posted by Pookie

He called the guy a fag, big deal. I suspect every fighter has called someone they dont like a fag, at least once.

The WEC is overreacting, he called him a fag. So what? These are professional fighters for **** sake.

"Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words will never hurt me."
I learned that when i was 5. Am i really to believe that this is a big deal?



On a personal level- I could care less. If I'm the president of the WEC or some person who makes money off the company's image- I care a lot. Think about how many California fights the WEC puts on. Especially in the Sacramento area. You don't think the gay community will get pissed off about some comments like that? It's apparent they already did because they left the interview up for days before ever making a statement like this. Clearly somebody somewhere said something to someone. Hell, if California will boycott AZ for a law that was never even signed into the books then why wouldn't they boycott the WEC for bashing on gays?

I hate all the politically correct crap, but I think Cerrone's comments were uncalled for too. I'm not going to make a stink about it, but I'm not naive enough to think it won't affect the company business model when they do a majority of their business in possibly the most politically correct state with probably one of the highest percentages of homosexuals of all states in the union. Especially a state where many elected officials are openly gay.

Anyways it's all pointless. Cerrone will get put on his back and punched all day once again. If he's lucky Varner will get hurt again and fade due to how injury prone he is. But my money says Varner will dominate at least the first round and some of the second if not all of the second. In a 3 round fight that's all the man needs.
Jackelope
9/15/10 6:04:33PM

Posted by danr83

No one cared when Frank Mir said that exact same thing..... double standards, what a fk'n joke.



Plenty of people cared, dude. Just look back at the threads on this site. I'm a Frank Mir fan and I stated my piece on why saying he was going to kill Lesnar was a bit over the line and an image the sport doesn't need. Not to mention the countless amounts of media flak Mir got for it
brutalbones
9/15/10 6:18:34PM
He shouldn't have said that in a interview. That being said, I hope he smashes Varner, he's a d bag.
Giant_Ochai
9/15/10 7:40:17PM

Posted by Pookie

He called the guy a fag, big deal. I suspect every fighter has called someone they dont like a fag, at least once.

The WEC is overreacting, he called him a fag. So what? These are professional fighters for **** sake.

"Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words will never hurt me."
I learned that when i was 5. Am i really to believe that this is a big deal?

The big deal is threatening to kill someone during an MMA fight. Are you hoping for a nationwide MMA ban?
Pookie
9/16/10 12:14:14AM

Posted by Giant_Ochai


Posted by Pookie

He called the guy a fag, big deal. I suspect every fighter has called someone they dont like a fag, at least once.

The WEC is overreacting, he called him a fag. So what? These are professional fighters for **** sake.

"Sticks and stones may brake my bones, but words will never hurt me."
I learned that when i was 5. Am i really to believe that this is a big deal?

The big deal is threatening to kill someone during an MMA fight. Are you hoping for a nationwide MMA ban?



Do you seriously believe something so drastic will happen in response to something so inconsequential?
That's not even plausible. Cerreone could actually kill Varner in the cage, and i'd bet you money that there still wouldn't be a nationwide ban on MMA. A sport can not be sunk or tarnished by the actions of any one individual. Period.



Pookie
9/16/10 12:23:09AM

Posted by Jackelope

On a personal level- I could care less. If I'm the president of the WEC or some person who makes money off the company's image- I care a lot. Think about how many California fights the WEC puts on. Especially in the Sacramento area. You don't think the gay community will get pissed off about some comments like that? It's apparent they already did because they left the interview up for days before ever making a statement like this. Clearly somebody somewhere said something to someone. Hell, if California will boycott AZ for a law that was never even signed into the books then why wouldn't they boycott the WEC for bashing on gays?

I hate all the politically correct crap, but I think Cerrone's comments were uncalled for too. I'm not going to make a stink about it, but I'm not naive enough to think it won't affect the company business model when they do a majority of their business in possibly the most politically correct state with probably one of the highest percentages of homosexuals of all states in the union. Especially a state where many elected officials are openly gay.

Anyways it's all pointless. Cerrone will get put on his back and punched all day once again. If he's lucky Varner will get hurt again and fade due to how injury prone he is. But my money says Varner will dominate at least the first round and some of the second if not all of the second. In a 3 round fight that's all the man needs.



Firstly, i am from that region of California. I think most gay people understand that fag is a derogatory term for people and not just gay people.
The boycott on AZ had to do with Racism, but this isnt even an "Ism". This is **** talking. Anyone who cant see that is probably too stupid to even rile up numbers for their cause.

I sincerely doubt it would hurt business, fag is used so commonly in this state that i am aghast that anybody would take it personally.
lohmann
9/16/10 12:43:03AM

Posted by Pookie

Firstly, i am from that region of California. I think most gay people understand that fag is a derogatory term for people and not just gay people.



The reason "fag" offends gay people, like any other derogatory term, is because using it implies that somebody else is gay and that for being gay that he or she is inferior to everybody else.

The best example is the use of the word retarded. When one person calls another a retard, that person implies that being mentally handicapped is a bad thing.

WEC isn't to blame here, and I will be rooting hard against Cerrone at the next WEC.
Jackelope
9/16/10 1:21:25AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by Jackelope

On a personal level- I could care less. If I'm the president of the WEC or some person who makes money off the company's image- I care a lot. Think about how many California fights the WEC puts on. Especially in the Sacramento area. You don't think the gay community will get pissed off about some comments like that? It's apparent they already did because they left the interview up for days before ever making a statement like this. Clearly somebody somewhere said something to someone. Hell, if California will boycott AZ for a law that was never even signed into the books then why wouldn't they boycott the WEC for bashing on gays?

I hate all the politically correct crap, but I think Cerrone's comments were uncalled for too. I'm not going to make a stink about it, but I'm not naive enough to think it won't affect the company business model when they do a majority of their business in possibly the most politically correct state with probably one of the highest percentages of homosexuals of all states in the union. Especially a state where many elected officials are openly gay.

Anyways it's all pointless. Cerrone will get put on his back and punched all day once again. If he's lucky Varner will get hurt again and fade due to how injury prone he is. But my money says Varner will dominate at least the first round and some of the second if not all of the second. In a 3 round fight that's all the man needs.



Firstly, i am from that region of California. I think most gay people understand that fag is a derogatory term for people and not just gay people.
The boycott on AZ had to do with Racism, but this isnt even an "Ism". This is **** talking. Anyone who cant see that is probably too stupid to even rile up numbers for their cause.

I sincerely doubt it would hurt business, fag is used so commonly in this state that i am aghast that anybody would take it personally.



Even if what you say is true how do you explain the fact that the WEC went out of its way to condemn the comments? Clearly somebody somewhere was pissed and/or disappointed. Clearly it was going to negatively impact the company in one way or another. I don't even understand how this can be disputed in any logical fashion as the evidence of the company's comments points to the fact that the comments were negative toward the company image.

On the topic of the AZ thing I was using it to illustrate the point that Californians are clearly capable of taking a stance against something as indicated by recent history. I also beg to differ that this isn't an "ISM". Prejudice against gays is also called "Heterosexism"

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterosexism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterosexism

http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/sexual_prejudice.html
jae_1833
9/16/10 2:42:58AM
He needs to take a trash talking lesson from Daley, Mir or Sonnen.....that was not the way to do it!
emfleek
9/16/10 8:42:42AM

Posted by danr83

No one cared when Frank Mir said that exact same thing..... double standards, what a fk'n joke.



WEC removed Mir from their broadcast team for it. Many fans made a stink about it.

My point? You're wrong.
CCPRIDE99
9/16/10 5:31:08PM
censoring trash talk in any sport is complete bs
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