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Old 04-08-2013, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Meathead Suspended for Code of Conduct Breach

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/4/8/...ox-transphobia


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Earlier today we reported on Matt Mitrione appearing on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. During the appearance on the show, Mitrione unleashed a torrent of comments that can only be described as transphobic, calling transgender fighter Fallon Fox a "disgusting freak" among other things.

The UFC provided the following statement to Bloody Elbow after we asked for comment on the situation:

"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."

We will have more details as the situation develops.
Should have thought before he spoke. Regardless of your opinions on this situation, tact should be used when addressing things like this if you are in the public eye.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this legit? Being investigated? Lmao, they'd have you believe he shot someone.

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Posted this inside the other thread.

Matt did not choose the best way to go about making his point, but the overall point that he makes is indeed a salient one. I'm certainly not going to stop supporting him, but he let his mouth get carried away with him and used some poorly chosen and unnecessary terminology. Symptomatic of his character, he is an excitable kind of guy, very warm and friendly, but speaks in what seems like a conscious stream of thought and often says things that I'm sure he himself probably realizes seconds after that he should not have, and maybe even did not really mean. The end result is that he has said what many others are probably thinking to a degree, but would never verbalise.

Damn shame that he has caused this to happen right after getting on track with a win and being hungry to fight regularly over the next coming year.
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This has to be a joke. He didn't say or do anything wrong. Fallon Fox is, whether they want to admit it or not, a dude who mutilated himself. Sorry but that isn't normal. HE has no right to fight women. He should be fighting opponents of his own gender.
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This is a good move on the part of the UFC, they are proving that their code of conduct is a legitimate thing. Mitrione was way out of line here and something needed to be done.

AlphaDawg, Fallon Fox is not a man who mutilated himself, and your comments are insensitive.
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This is a good move on the part of the UFC, they are proving that their code of conduct is a legitimate thing. Mitrione was way out of line here and something needed to be done.

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This has to be a joke. He didn't say or do anything wrong. Fallon Fox is, whether they want to admit it or not, a dude who mutilated himself. Sorry but that isn't normal. HE has no right to fight women. He should be fighting opponents of his own gender.
Gender is very subjective, that's poor word choice. But I suppose you couldn't say her own sex since that is female as well

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Good point. Sex is the word I should of used.

That being said, HE isn't a female. HE is a male. And HE should fight opponents of his own sex.
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In my opinion, people are overly sensitive today. It borders on the ridiculous at times. Dana didn't get suspended for going on a tirade and calling a journalist a 'f a g'.

Matt could have used tact, and I don't support calling a transgender person a 'freak', but charge him a small fine and move on. Everyone is such a damn drama queen today.
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Good point. Sex is the word I should of used.

That being said, HE isn't a female. HE is a male.
Sex refers to the sexual organs a person has. In this regard, Fallon is a she. Gender refers to what a person feels like they are. In this regard, Fallon is a she.

Had they not suspended Mitrione, they would just be telling the next person that it's okay to do this kind of thing. Fallon did nothing to Meathead, however he all out attacked her. Do people not have a universal right to exist without being unjustly ridiculed?

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