Matt Mitrione, UFC Fighter, Suspended After Transphobic Fallon Fox Rant

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
April 10, 2013

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight has been suspended after he fired off a shocking missive at a transgender mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in an interview.

As USA Today reports, Matt Mitrione referred to Fallon Fox as a "lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak" in a April 8 appearance on "The MMA Hour."

"She's not a he. He's a he," Mitrione is quoted in media reports as saying. "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."

Calling Fox "an embarrassment" to fighters and to the sport, he added, "The woman that's fighting him, props to you. I hope you beat his a**, and I hope he gets blackballed and never fights again, because that's disgusting and I'm appalled by that."