Yahoo: UFC suspends Matt Mitrione for transphobic comments regarding Fallon Fox

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Updated: April 9, 2013
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The UFC wasted little time laying down the law on Matt Mitrione, suspending the heavyweight indefinitely for transphobic comments regarding Fallon Fox he made during an interview with Ariel Helwani Monday on “The MMA Hour.”

Fox was born a man and underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006 and has had two fights as a professional mixed martial artist, winning both.

Mitrione repeatedly referred to Fox as a he and called her as “a lying, sick, sociopathic disgusting freak.”

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