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Wednesday, 04/10/2013, 11:23 am

After Mitrione’s Controversial Statement UFC Boss Wants Fighters To Halt Interviews

“It’s one of those things that’s just a pain in the ass. First of all, he didn’t even need to be doing an interview. And I’m gonna talk to these guys. The only time these guys really need to be doing interviews is leading up to fights.

It’s one of those things it’s just a pain in the ass. He didn’t even need to be doing an interview. 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? What’s the point of it. It’s causing all these problems for no reason whatsoever. What was the point of doing that interview. What was the upside to that interview? There was none. No upside.”

While on yesterday’s UFC media call, Dana White announced that he would like to discourage his fighters from participating in interviews in their off-time.

Thoughts?

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0 Comments to After Mitrione’s Controversial Statement UFC Boss Wants Fighters To Halt Interviews

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    White and the UFC are officially afraid of LGBT’s political power. Cowards. The reason to say what you want is called First Amendment Right to Free Speech.

  2. 'Ol E says:

    Seems like Dana is becoming quite the dictator. No freedom of speech in the UFC? Mitrione is a rising heavy weight with a great MMA future. I’d get out of the contract and go to Bellator and hope to start a trend if I was Matt.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    Garbage ass décision to suspend him for expressing his opinion.A just opinion at that.

  4. CalvinC says:

    Isn’t more media exposure the better for the growing sport of mma? Don’t you give a bonus to the figher with the most twitter followers or something. What’s the point of the twitter bonus if you think a figter having a more in depth interview after their fight is not relevant. Just say the UFC doesn’t agree with Mitroe”s statement and they are his own personal opinions. Case closed.

  5. Dddddddd says:

    Hmm, I don’t know wich statement was worse. Was it worse to debate the freedom of speech or the right too fight? He didn’t insult Mittrione but at the same time it isn’t a compliment to fighters in general when there’s a fear of them opening up about who they are and what they believe. I have read some pretty inspirational interviews from fighters and would be bummed out if the smart ones were muted by the stupid ones.

  6. doc says:

    UFC is very afraid of the gays. I don’t give a damn if a person gets a sex change. But when it is exploited like the way this dude Fox is doing, it is pathetic. And it is pathetic that the UFC has it’s tail tucked like a beaten dog.

  7. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Weird reaction by the UFC. This suspension would be ok if Mittrione walked up to Fox and suckerpunched him because he doesn’t like transgenders. He only expressed his opinion, maybe with some poorly chosen words but in essence it is the same opinion on most of the sane mma fans.

  8. Drew says:

    It’s called freedom of speech enough said

  9. hanibal says:

    Who is he to tell fighters when to conduct interviews?!! they can do them whenever they like, and they are entitled to their own opinions..

    dana is going over the line again!

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