On Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, UFC heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione caused a stir for his controversial comments regarding transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox.
Mitrione fought at this past weekends UFC on FUEL TV 9 event and beat Phil De Fries by 19 second TKO. Often times Helwani will have winners from the weekends event on the show to recap their fights and speak on who they will fight next.
UFC President Dana White does not agree with that, in fact he said he will be talking to his fighters about doing interviews leading up to the fights and not after.
Check out what White said on today’s UFC on FOX 7 media conference call regarding the Mitrione situation.
“It’s one of those thing, it’s just a pain in the ass. You know what I mean? First of all, he didn’t even need to be doing an interview. And I’m going to talk to these guys. The only time these guys need to be doing interviews is leading up to fights. It ended up being a nightmare for him. What was the point of that interview? There’s no point in it. Now it’s causing him a bunch of headaches and problems for no reason whatsoever. He just fought and he wouldn’t fight again for another few months. And he is still over there enjoying himself in Sweden. What was the point of doing that interview? What was the upside to that interview? There was none. No upside.”
“Meathead” has been suspended indefinitely by the organization. No word from the UFC as to how long Mitrione’s suspension will be.