Shit just hit the fan, former UFC champion Miguel Torres has been let go after making a rape joke on twitter. UFC President Dana White informed Sports Illustrated,
“This morning I’m on [Michael] Landsburg’s show, up here in Canada, and he hits me with the quote of what he tweeted. Now 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 that’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. It’s being announced right now to you. You’re the only one that knows. Miguel Torres has been cut from the UFC and his career with us now is over.”
The tweet that has cost Miguel his career in the UFC, get this:
“If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.”
Torres quoted: The joke was a reference to a line to an FX show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” S4 E2 took place largely in a van with tinted windows that the characters repeatedly called a “rape van.”
This is a BS move by the UFC, I hope they reconsider this action. Miguel’s twitter account is one of the most entertaining in the sport.
Dana White explains his “rationale” for the firing. Be warned I think he was HIGH when doing this interview, because his explanation doesn’t make any sense: