Dana White Reveals Matt Mitrione Was Fined Big Money for Fallon Fox Comments

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that heavyweight heavy hitter, Matt Mitrione will stay under the Zuffa banner following his comments concerning controversial MMA figure, Fallon Fox, but was fined a very large sum of money.

White, speaking via the UFC on FOX 7 media conference, said:

“From the first day we talked, he handled the whole thing like a man. He said some ignorant comments that made him sound like a complete jackass and a bigot. He knew what he said was wrong If he was standing in front of a panel or a judge, and he was arguing on why someone who used to be a man shouldn’t be allowed to fight a woman, he wouldn’t have said it the way that he said it. He would have said it completely different, and there’s nothing wrong with having a point of view. Everybody’s crying, ‘Oh, it’s freedom of speech.’ Yeah, okay. Work at any company in the world, okay, and give your opinion where you come off sounding like an ignorant bigot and see how long you last with that company. He could have done it the right way, and nobody would have said anything to him. He can have an opinion. It’s just how you state your opinion. If he got on the phone and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got my freedom of speech, and I can say what I want,’ I guess to a point he’s right. You just can’t work here if you want to say stupid stuff like that. You can say whatever you want. Not in here, though. I’m not mad at Mitrione. He did something stupid. He knows he did something stupid. He knows the way he said it, he didn’t handle it the right way. He knows he did, so I can respect that. We’ll let him know when we decide (when he can return). He was fined, too, enough to make him call me three times. I bet he’ll think. I bet before words come out of his mouth … he’s going to go, ‘I better not say that. That’s not good. That’s going to cost me some money.’”

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