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Matt Mitrione Suspended By UFC Following Statements Regarding Transgender Fighter

Matt Mitrione has had his contract suspended by UFC officials following comments made regarding transgender fighter Fallon Fox.

Mitrione appeared on The MMA Hour Monday, and lashed out against Fox. Over the weekend, he defeated Phil De Fries.

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.

Do you agree with the UFC’s stance against Mitrione? Is this the first action of the Matt Hughes-led UFC office?

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