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Tuesday, 02/11/2014, 06:24 am

TUF Nations Contestant Blacklisted By UFC For Racist Photo – No Contract Even With Tourny Win

TUF Nations Team Australia standout, Tyler Manawaroa (pictured), has made too much noise following the revelation of this crazy and twisted photo he posted on social media.

Many call it racist and rightfully so.

Now, according to Bleacher Report the UFC will not be signing him, even if he makes it out of the TUF house.

The promotion released the following statement:

“The UFC organization had hired an investigation company in Australia to conduct thorough background investigations on potential contestants for The Ultimate Fighter Nations television series,” said the UFC rep. “Unfortunately, the background checks did not uncover all of the social media history by contestant Tyler Manawaroa. The UFC is committed to having an environment that is free from discrimination. Consequently, UFC has notified Manawaroa that regardless of how far he advances in the completed television series, the organization will not be offering him a contract to compete in the UFC.”


0 Responses to “TUF Nations Contestant Blacklisted By UFC For Racist Photo – No Contract Even With Tourny Win”

  1. K3vbot says:

    Well there goes the only interesting person on the show, guess the seasons over

  2. Xaninho says:

    And yet when Sonnen insults and discriminates an entire country he gets a title shot….

  3. bubbagum says:

    This is BS…you want racism, bigotry, xenophobia…? Quebec has spent the last 5 decades banning the English language and culture with racist, bigoted anti-English laws like bills 22, 178, 101…yet the UFC is still going to this province, the latest TUF is in Quebec…nice eh?. As a proud English speaking Canadian this makes me puke…Most of us in Canada just boycott this province…Talk about hypocrites UFC…

  4. zack says:

    haha i hope this kid wins and tells dana to shove it when dana tries to use him on a card in australia. Right now this kids racist picture could turn more people away from ufc then this kids fights can draw. When his fights start drawing more dana will change his tune he always does.

  5. mike Jones says:

    yet when rousey says shit about white powe….. nvm….

  6. Sinny Winks says:

    ah were is the racist photo?

  7. Brady says:

    This is when this political correctness shit comes back to bite us in the ass. Everyone wants to live in a world where no one gets offended and its just not gonna happen so what we can do is stop this stupid I want my voice to be heard bullshit cause no one cares about what your offended by stop writing your little letters stop getting people fired cause you don’t agree with something they said or did and just don’t watch this kid fight or don’t watch the comedian you don’t like cause someone does enjoy that person and your just ruining it for other people.

  8. Twelve0one says:

    But isnt he mixed though? How can he be racist if his morher is half black. I dont belive the UFC did what this article is saying. I call bullshit!!

  9. ItK says:

    yep UFC is a joke.
    it is not a sport and never will be.
    Its just a few billionaires rorting the public with a spectacle

  10. Matt says:

    I can’t believe this whole scenario has progressed this far. I didn’t want to contribute to fueling the hype, but here is my take on it all.

    MMA is about “Mixed Martial Arts”, remember this.

    Define it how you will; to me it’s about fighters competing with a diverse set of skills and effective game-plans, trying to put on a good show for the fans.

    I want to see knockouts, submissions, exciting finishes and the random “what the fuck!” moments that no-one saw coming.

    I used to train with Tyler a few years ago, and he would always go out of his way to help me out with anything I was having trouble with. He was never cocky, never rude, and especially not racist.

    Racist jokes don’t equal racist intentions. He essentially posted a meme, which makes light of the statistical fact that black minorities make up the majority of people behind bars in most “first-world” countries.

    He’s a Maori himself, and probably more black than 90% of the people who have a problem with what he posted. Plus he was only seventeen, give him a break.

    If drama and sensationalism is your thing, I suggest you watch “TMZ” or “Neighbours”, and leave the fighters to do their job, which is fight.

  11. Stephen A. Jones says:

    I went to Comox Canadian Airforce Base in Canada in 1991 just west of Vancouver near Victoria while in the Marine the Marine Corps. While on deployment it was the only time I seen segregation (probably by choice). In the chow hall were 3 rows of tables. On one side you had the French Canadians, the other side seated the British Canadians, and in the middle sat us Americans. We could not

    • allmightysandman says:

      lmao…I know what you are trying to say, but what is a “British Canadian”? lol (other than someone that has English roots…that excludes all other “ANGLOPHONES” …that’s the word you’re looking for I think.) peace

  12. Stu Cox says:

    Absolute disgrace UFC. how many times has a kid said something stupid? he came straight out with a sincere articulate apology and the UFC’s inability to move on says more about them than him. bunch of pricks, give the kid a break.

  13. DamnWhiteys says:

    haha Dana White you sir are just as bigger racist then this kid. Sonnen insults and discriminates an entire country its okay hes white a young brown kid puts a pic of a black baby in a trolley with a quote hes the biggest racist in the world. get over urself cunt.

  14. kelticLadi says:

    I refuse to beleive this…this kid is the next ultimate fighter…

  15. joe says:

    it was ok for Rampage Jackson to take police on a chase and play bumper pool with other cars causing a woman to miscarriage, Dana jumped right on a plane and bailed him out of jail…i don’t like racism either,but, the murder of an unborn child isn’t too high on my list either… treat them all the same UFC… don’t just pick and choose!!!

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