A guy named meathead gets in trouble for trying to apply ‘science’ to an issue that has so many layers that it’s immeasurable. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. However, perhaps the stance the UFC took on Mitrione’s ignorant statements will. It’s clear ZUFFA is setting a precedence on how their athletes should handle LGBT issues going into 2013.
Early today Matt Mitrione appeared on The MMA Hour and made some rather rough statements towards MMA’s first transgender athlete, Fallon Fox.
“She’s not a he. He’s a he. He’s chromosomally a man. He had a gender change, not a sex change. He’s still a man. He was a man for 31 years. Thirty-one years. That’s a couple years younger than I am. He’s a man. Six years of taking performance de-hancing drugs, you think is going to change all that? That’s ridiculous.”
“That is a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak, and I mean that. Because you lied on your license to beat up women. That’s disgusting. You should be embarrassed yourself. And the fact that Florida licensed him because California licensed him or whoever the hell did it, it’s an embarrassment to us as fighters, as a sport, and we all should protest that. The woman that’s fighting him, props to you. I hope you beat his ass, and I hope he gets blackballed and never fights again, because that’s disgusting and I’m appalled by that.”
Now just moments ago the UFC has issued a statement to Brent Brookhouse regarding the suspension of Mitrione’s contract.
“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.”
Well there you have it. The ZUFFA ban hammer has been dropped — and there’s nothing Meathead can do aside from community service, or whatever the UFC has in store for him.