UFC issues statement on comments made by Matt Mitrione

UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on MMAFighting.com on Monday and made statements about Fallon Fox.

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The UFC has released a statement that the organization was appalled by comments of Mitrione and his contract has been suspended.

“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.”

At the time, Mitrione or his management team has not released a statement about his contract being suspended by the UFC.