Matt Mitrione made headlines earlier this week for bashing transgender fighter Fallon Fox that rubbed his boss Dana White the wrong way. His comments about Ms. Fox resulted in him being suspended for an undisclosed amount of time. Mitrione called her a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak among other things. He said it was embarrassing as a fighter and that Fox is basically a man beating up women.
Today Fox responded by issuing a statement about the comments.
“Matt Mitrione went well beyond disagreeing with the medical experts who say I should be able to compete as a woman, and personally attacked me as a fighter, as a woman, and as a human being.
“His comments do not reflect the spirit of our sport, where most competitors uphold values like respect and dignity.”
I think the UFC should do the right thing and set up a catchweight fight between the two. Fox has suddenly become a star due to the controversy and with Mitrione talking about her he’s only playing into her hand. She is 2-0 as a pro with both wins coming by first round knock out.