UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta speaks out about 'Meat-Gate'Posted on April 11, 2013, 01:12 PM by Rory Kernaghan
The media storm surrounding Fallon Fox has been nothing short of astounding. The controversial transgender MMA fighter has certainly landed with a splash, causing ripples through the MMA community. Especially considering the whole Mitrione situation.
'Meat-Gate', as its been dubbed, has shown the UFC's new zero tolerance policy to fighters breaking the code of conduct. Mitrione was suspended from the UFC shortly after calling FF a 'sociopathic freak'. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has piped up with his two cents on the situation via MMATorch :
"Whatever your thoughts are on the whole transgender issue, I've listened to (Mitrione's comments on 'MMA Hour') and in my opinion, it came off as a bit mean-spirited, and is something I think warranted review. Obviously, this is not the easiest issue and a lot of people are questioning both sides of this thing. A fair debate and discussion of the issue should be allowed. But when you call her disgusting, and Buffalo Bill, that's another matter. It warrants review. I think it's the same thing the NFL would look at and the same thing that any professional organization that is at the level we're at would at least take a look at."
Fertitta has responded in a manner expected of a man in his position with utmost professiomalism. He acknowledges that there are two difficult sides of the tale, but simply notes that name-calling is not to be tolerated for athletes in a professional organization like the UFC.
Just for extra reading, check out the UFC's official code of conduct below: