UFC suspends Matt Mitrione for calling transgender fighter a 'disgusting freak'

www.usatoday.com Published: April 9, 2013
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Two days after his 19-second knockout win over Philip De Fries, UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has had his contract suspended by the promotion, according to USA Today.



In a Monday appearance, Mitrione called Fallon Fox, who is transgender, a “lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak,” USA Today reports.

“The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on ‘The MMA Hour,’” the organization said in a statement.

H/T: Newser
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