Originally Posted by MMAJunkie
"It will come out eventually, but I was thrown under the bus by Scott Junk," Mitrione said. "Scott Junk did me crazy dirty, and I'm not really at liberty to say how.
"When I got thrown under the bus, the only thing I could do was start to manipulate everything and make sure that I get the best possible matchup for me from now on. That's the only way I could make the situation right, and that's where all the dramatics came around."
Mitrione was limited on what he could reveal about future happenings in "The Ultimate Fighter" house, but he admitted that not wanting to face Marcus Jones did play a role in his actions. However, Mitrione insists it was just a small factor.
"Marcus is a ground guy," Mitrione said. "For me being very new to the sport, I've been literally, to date, I've been training for less than a calendar year. And I have no wrestling. I never wrestled in high school. So a ground guy isn't really ideal for me. That was, I guess, a portion of it. But it wasn't a major part."
"It was part of a strategy thing, but it was more of a plan of sorts," Mitrione said. "Once I got thrown under the bus, it was, 'To hell with everything here. To hell with everybody else here. I'm here for myself.'
"As soon as the first round is over, the teams go out the window and everybody is there for themselves. It's a singular prize, single prize money, and that's how I looked at it. From that point on, that's when a lot of the variables start to kick in."
Mitrione said as the season plays on, his initial intentions may become more well understood.
"It will be a while," Mitrione said. "But honestly, if people think I'm a snitch, if they think I did it for whatever reason, then that's their opinion. I know why I did it, and I'm telling you legitimately why I did it, so if that doesn't say that I wasn't a snitch and that I was working strategy in it, then that's their issue. It's not mine.