Miguel Torres – Cut From UFC After Tweeting Rape Joke
Posting on Social Media ruins another career. Miguel Torres, bantamweight contender in the UFC (40-4) and former WEC champion, was released by UFC on Thursday, according to the promotion’s president, Dana White.
Dana White officially announced Torres‘ release after the bantam weight fighter tweeted..
“If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them.”
The tweet was later removed from Torres‘ account and replaced by this comment:
“If a windowless van was called a surprise van more people wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises”
…but the change was too late to avoid Dana Whites boot.
Dana White to SI.com.
“There’s no explanation for that,There’s absolutely nothing I could say to make any sense of that. And the fact that he even thinks that’s funny or that’s a joke, it disturbs me. It bothers me.
Again, you’re dealing with a guy [who's] a smart guy, that owns his own business, that’s been one of the top fighters in the world forever. And I cut him today. He’s no longer with the UFC.”
Miguel Torres, a former WEC champion that dominated his weight class, struggled to get back in the groove after losing his title to Brian Bowles in Aug’09. After his recent win, a unanimous decision over Nick Pace on Nov. 19, the fighter looked like he might of got back in his lane….but after this wreck with Dana White, I’m not sure where he will pick up the pieces. Already a successful business man, with his own school, its hard to say if we will see Torres in the cage, or behind it coaching one of his fighters.
NOTE: When Forrest caught heat for tweeting a rape comment…
“Rape is the new missionary postition”
Trying to insinuate that rape is becoming so common, it is on every news station. Dana White took to his defense saying..
It’s one of those situations. Let me tell you what man, I’m the first guy who always says ‘people will make mistakes’ and this and that will happen. Forrest Griffin is a very, very good human being.
I’m not sure exactly why Dana White had different opinions on each matter, but there was definitely different outcomes. What do you guys think?
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