Zuffa Statement on Matt Mitrione

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization released the following statement this afternoon:  

“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."


UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles sits down with several UFC stars to find the answers to one of the most important questions we want to hear from our fighters. Shark or bear?
In just his second ever UFC victory, Piotr Hallmann submitted Yves Edwards via rear-naked choke at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov.
A flurry of early exchanges between Ben Rothwell and Brendan Schaub at UFC 145 ended in a thrilling knockout win for Rothwell.
Up-and-coming women's strawweight fighter Paige VanZant headlines UFC Fight Night Las Vegas against Joanne Calderwood. Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.