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UFC on Fox 8: Matt Mitrione Returns From Suspension to Face Brendan Schaub

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Matt Mitrione Marcus Jones TUF 10 FinaleWednesday quickly became known as “UFC on Fox 8 Day” in the mixed martial arts world.

Several bouts were announced for the fight card, the latest of which, according to UFC officials, is a heavyweight bout between Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione.

Schaub and Mitrione each made his way to the Octagon via The Ultimate Fighter 10: The Heavyweights, but both being members of Team Evans on the reality show, they never fought each other. That changes on July 27 in Seattle.

Mitrione (6-2) won his most recent bout, defeating Phil DeFries in just 19 seconds at UFC on Fuel TV 9. The victory ended a two-fight skid for the former NFL player. He has only ever fought under the UFC banner during his professional MMA career.

Mitrione quickly landed in hot water following his recent victory, however, being handed a fine and suspension for breach of contract when he went on a rant about transgender fighter Fallon Fox during an online radio show.

The suspension didn’t last long, as we’re now just two weeks removed from the incident.

He’ll square up with Schaub (9-3), also a former NFL player.

Like Mitrione, Schaub recently bounced back from back-to-back losses. He won a dominant three-round unanimous decision victory over Lavar Johnson at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.

The UFC on Fox 8 main event – also announced on Wednesday – features UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga on July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle.

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  • Neoconnected

    The People have spoken…and the UFC listened…go meathead.

    • urdooomb

      not really…the UFC never had the intention of taking serious measures.

      They suspended Matt for show.

      • Christina-Xena

        Totally agree, plus the UFC got a lot of free press out of the inflated issue of a transgender fighter, and of the trash and hate talk directed at her.

        And since there are other transgender woman fighters about to get into the show ….what’d they gonna do? …who they gonna call? …Matt for some more trash talks? …rather doubt it.

        At least the mild actions should be taken by other fighters as a shot across their mouth-bows, and if/when the next idiots spouts off the punishment should be taken up a couple of notches at least.

        • Neoconnected

          So are you going to advocate that Rhonda Rousey be punished too? She said some things that were very similar toi Mitrione. Where does the PC police state end? Remember the old saying…”sticks and stones…but names will never hurt me” Grow a spine if you don’t like it that somebody called someone a name. BFD I thought liberals liked “freedom” and “choice”…I guess you just don’t like choices you disagree with and will advocate taking away freedoms you don’t like. Sounds like a hyprocrite to me.

  • Redskinrey

    War Mitrione !

    • Christina-Xena

      I prefer “Mitrione the Mouth” as his nickname.

  • Skiman

    The suspension was just all for show, it was like, we’ll schedule him to fight at x date, put a suspension on that finishes before that date, lame

    • Advance*

      And the fine was just for show?

      • Christina-Xena

        How much was the “fine”? At most a token amount just to be able to say they “fined” him. Pobably not enough to pay for his annual subscription to the “The KKK Monthly.”

        • JOE SHINE

          dyke balls or not

          • Christina-Xena

            You seem fixated on sexual orientations and making claims about that of strangers even, so means you are clearly homophobic AND transphobic.

            Any other kinds of phobia’s you would like to share here? You scared of the bogeyman? (Bogyphobia), of Knowledge? …something you truly seem to lack (Epistemophobia), or maybe you just have the fear of viewing trans-woman and getting an erect penis, just called trans-Ithyphallophobia.

            At the very least you have demonstrated you have at least a combination of THREE of them so call that
            Bogy–homo-trans-hyphallophobia!

            Oh wait …you likely have ALL FIVE of those phobias!

    • Mcgiggity

      You say the suspension was for show like its a bad thing. Meathead is welcome in this house!

      • Christina-Xena

        If the UFC keeps letting this happen and not do effective measures then they can be clamped down on by civil rights lawsuits and the government who passed laws to stop this sort of public hate speech and discrimination.

        Matrione is a blight on the idea that the MMA is a real sport to be taken seriously, and instead makes it come across as a close cousin to the WWE where trash-talk is the norm.

    • Christina-Xena

      Agree it seems Matt’s suspension and rebuke was more show then with any major correction or with meaningful consequences.

      Without a public apology from Matrione to both the UFC and Fallon there is no true redemption or forgiveness, and without that he should NOT have been re-instated..That is a sad statement for both UFC and the MMA general acceptance as a legitimate sport to the public, most who are not hateful and bigoted as “Matt the Mouth” clearly is.

  • Cereal Killer

    Love this fight. If you take their names out, their stories almost sound the same. Let the two NFL fighters duke it out, War Meathead!

  • Sir_Roy

    Lol. Looks like Mitrione has garnered a new nickname. Matt “Meathead” Mitrione.

    • Terrance

      Rashad gave him that name on TUF

      • Sir_Roy

        Ah. Hadn’t followed TUF 10. Had lost interest in the series at that point. TUF 17 was a nice change of pace though … enjoyed the new format and Chael wasn’t nearly as annoying as I had thought he might be. Actually came off as a classy guy and a good coach.

      • Christina-Xena

        Try out “Mitrione the Dirty Mouth!” Seems about right to sum his style up.

    • Christina-Xena

      That’s a bit of insult to those called “Meatheads” in the world, like on “All In the Family” son-in-law named Michael where Mike was a progressive equality minded guy, who countered the bigotry of Archie Bunker. No, let’s call him Matt “Ahchie” Mitrione like Edith called the extremely bigoted Archie Bunker who spouted off against practically everyone who wasn’t white and exactly like himself.

      So Matt Mitrione is the Archie Bunker in the UFC household.

      Plus the last thing I would want to see is a world populated by a bunch of haters like Mitrione who feel they have the right to spiel their bigotry all over the place anytime they want to..

      • JOE SHINE

        dyker

        • Christina-Xena

          Sorry, I don’t live in Dyker Heights but I would be glad to live there if you paid for my home …it’s a very nice upscale luxury development in Brooklyn!

          Ahhhh …to be a “Dyker”! …a dream of mine perhaps to fulful somedayl

          • shakejunt

            you’re taking all the bait, leave some for the rest of us

  • Maddawgmar

    And Fallon Fox will be cage side as a ring girl.

    • Christina-Xena

      No she won’t …she is already set for her next fight in May …so the MMA is looking for a “ring-guy” to card the rounds. Maybe you want to try-out for that new position?

      • Mcgiggity

        Fallon Fox is the ring-guy.

        • JOE SHINE

          balls or no ball freak fallon is a dude

          • Christina-Xena

            No decent person is really listening to your gibberish. Go tell that trash to your hamster or french poodle.

        • Christina-Xena

          Read the announcements, she’s a fighter and is scheduled for yet another fight in May.

          Get over it!

      • Maddawgmar

        I would but I’m to ugly. Hahaha

  • JOE SHINE

    Thanks Matt for being a man and speaking up on the freak Fallon Fox. We need a man like Mitroine in Washington DC as a Senator.

    • urdooomb

      Senator from MMAnerdState

      • Christina-Xena

        Try going to Texas and ask them to break off a segment of the state for just you haters …no problem with me there for doing that. Of course Texans may not want an even worse group than Governor Perry and his right-wingers being that close by them.

        But instead why not try growing up and believe in “live and let live” since other people’s gender and sexual orientations are really not your business. The UFC has adopted a “in the ballpark” trans-acceptance policy and they are running the business, and if they can do so then the fans of the sport can as well.

        But to use this very narrow issue to attack Fallon personally and the entire trans-community is totally unfair and unjustified, and that goes against the spirit of the UFC, and the intent of most of the equality laws of the USA.

        So grow up, or go play Badminton in your back yard and leave the rest of society free to live their own lives..

    • Christina-Xena

      We have such bigots as Senators already …they’re called Republicans.

      And the trend in Washington is the opposite of the likes of this extremely bigoted idiott, and new laws for equality and against LGBT discrimination are being passed each year, and will CONTINUE in that direction, at least till the right-wingers return to power at some future point in time.

      BTW if Matt ever tried to run for any political office , given what he said and believes in, he would NOT win that election. The general people would make sure of that. So your wish is just another fantasy by another hater, who is trying to use this narrow sports issue to attack the rights of even those in the general public.

      So dream on bigot!

      • JOE SHINE

        freak fallon devils advocate

        • Christina-Xena

          Trolling trolling trolling raw-hide! That seems your pattern in this comment section.

          Trolling my responses I see, and trying to put some HATE HEAT on me to back me off from speaking the truth, and being a supporter of equality for EVERYONE. But such personal slams or characterizing me is simply not gonna work….no many of the false labels you toss my way.

          I just keep rollin’ along doing what I do best …gutting the haters out there, and shooting down the lies.

          Overall I tend to be more an “angel’s advocate” than one of the devil, but sometimes I do find using a pitchfork is more effective than putting on a halo!

      • Maddawgmar

        I figured it out… You need to get laid. This is an MMA forum not a political debating forum. Just answer me this, what two Chromosomes does Fallon Fox have? Politics can’t change science. So go out there and find a nice size meat-stick and have a couple orgasms.

  • JOE SHINE

    The UFC should pay Matt for his time off. Millions have spoken out in Matt’s defense.

    • urdooomb

      ummm…dude…the guy was suspended for less than three weeks.

      • Christina-Xena

        Agree, that was far more for show, and to distance the UFC from such hate, but not to do any harm to his career.

    • Christina-Xena

      Another bigot talkin’ no doubt. And no …millons did not support him nor spoke out for his hatefulness and personal attacks. Much of what little support that made it online is just a small hateful element that posts their trash over and over again. Some even use multiple profiles to make it seem there are more haters than there really is making comments.

      • JOE SHINE

        dyke

        • Christina-Xena

          If I were a Lesbian …so what? ….LOL! I’m not offended by anyone on the LGBTQ-XYZ continuum or orientations, so such claims doesn’t hurt me one bit, even if were true as such comments really just reflect badly on you and your hateful mind-set. However, if I was Lesbian, you should look out …I might be able to lure your straight wife away from you!

  • Mcgiggity

    Meathead is free! Free at last, free at last!

    • Christina-Xena

      Not really …he’s on notice that if he ever tries talkin’ that hate trash again the fine will be higher and the suspension will be permanent, as it should be. The MMA doesn’t need to be tainted by such public bigotry and hate.

      • Mcgiggity

        That’s your interpretation. Mine is him and Dana having beers and choosing opponents for ol meathead to continue his long and illustrious UFC career.

        • Christina-Xena

          Matt and the MMA is now tainted to many fans, and shows he feels he can disrespect other fighters and woman in general and get away with it.

          Dana may not feel too bad about what occurred (the UFC/MMA got plenty of free advertising-press out of it), but I seriously doubt Dana is chugging beers with this low-life mouthy fighter.

          BTW, isn’t “Dana” usually a woman’s name? Certainly seems more feminine than masculine, but then many macho guys on the outside like to crossdress!

          Maybe Mattie is even a closeted crossdresser!

          • Mcgiggity

            Meathead didn’t disrespect women. He did say some mean things about a tranny in defense of women who were born women.

            And while ‘Dana’ is a less masculine name than ‘Christina-Xena’, I do think that meathead and Dana cross dressing would be hilarious, what with the lipstick and maybe some polka dots. They should dress up for Halloween… As long as they take the dresses off after.

  • El Gvapo

    Would be amazing if Mitrione used “Dude Looks Like A Lady” as his walkout tune.

    • Christina-Xena

      That song wasn’t about this kind of situation at all. Fallon is a woman and the song is about someone who was gender-identified as a guy.

      • El Gvapo

        Jeez, needlessly pedantic there. I don’t think the deep and meaningful lyrics of Mr Tyler will be too detrimental, the humour is based in the song title. Would you prefer the Bee Gees and “More Than A Woman” perhaps? Or perhaps the Shania Twain classic “Man, I Feel Like A Woman”?

        • Christina-Xena

          Using song titles in order to suggest a woman is a “dude” is just as bad as coming out and attacking her womanhood and medical/legal/social status in life.

          Now you have any song titles you wish to use to demonstrate your hate towards blacks, Asians, gays, Middle Easterners, school teachers or the President? I’m sure you can find some if you try.

          And note it was pretty childish to even go the “song title” route.

          • shakejunt

            more childish than just having to be the self-righteous white knight?

            they were making a joke, lighten up

          • El Gvapo

            There’s always an element of being childish in any joke. The humour is intended to make light of a situation which has quickly become boring anyway. You come across passionate about this and I respect that, but yours (and everyone else’s) opinion on this matter is just that, an opinion. Nobody can be right, nobody can be wrong. The sooner you accept that the better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001045040056 Chris Brown

    Both my favorite ufc fighters.

  • JOE SHINE

    Matt mitroine for higher office as America needs Matt speaking out more.

    • Christina-Xena

      Never gonna happen, Americans overall aren’t like Mitt the Mouth (as he should be labeled) and anyone outside of Oklahoma, Texas or Tennessee (the few remaining very backwards states) would never get into office if they publicly made such statements while running for office.

      Fact is Matt should NOT have been re-instated without a heartfelt apology to both the UFC and Fallon, so he remains a blight on the name and usual character of MMA. With big-mouthed fighters like him MMA will never go mainstream or make it into the Olympic Games.

  • Diesel

    Flyweights for the main event? Ugh. How about we match Fallon with Mitrione so “he” can kick Mitrione’s ass?

  • Informed One

    Wow this $hit pisses me off. Where are all the feminists defending Meathead??? The dude was simply saying that it is wrong for a man to fight a woman. He didn’t actually say it’s “sick” to have a sex change, he was specifically talking about the competition part. Lets see if the UFC actually lets somebody like that in their division. I promise it will never happen, which means they actually agree with Matt. This whole thing is to protect the image of the UFC, which I understand, but if the rest of the world would pull their heads out of their a$$ it wouldn’t have to be like this. I am a married guy who is all for people’s choices, do what makes you happy in your life. But when you were born a man and try to fight a woman, you are out of line.