Matt Mitrione's suspension might as well have been as long as his last fight with Philip De Fries. The heavyweight striker is no longer suspended by the UFC, and he's already been booked to face Brendan Schaub at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle on July 27th. AJ Perez of Fox Sports confirmed this news late last night.
"Because she's not a he. He's a he," he said. "He's chromosomally a man. He had a gender change, not a sex change. He's still a man. He was a man for 31 years. Thirty-one years. That's a couple years younger than I am. He's a man. Six years of taking performance de-hancing drugs, you think is going to change all that? That's ridiculous.
"That is a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak," he continued. "And I mean that. Because you lied on your license to beat up women. That's disgusting. You should be embarrassed yourself. And the fact that Florida licensed him because California licensed him or whoever the hell did it, it's an embarrassment to us as fighters, as a sport, and we all should protest that. The woman that's fighting him, props to you. I hope you beat his ass, and I hope he gets blackballed and never fights again, because that's disgusting and I'm appalled by that."
Mitrione (6-2) was suspended and fined (an undisclosed amount) by the UFC for his comments. Turns out that suspension lasted all of 16 days, and he'll be back in the cage this summer. The TUF 10 quarterfinalist wiped out De Fries at UFC on Fuel 9 in less than 20 seconds, ending his two fight losing streak.
Schaub (9-3) recently defeated Lavar Johnson at UFC 157 by unanimous decision to end his own two fight losing streak. "The Hybrid" is the TUF 10 runner-up to Roy Nelson, who knocked him out in the final with his favored right hand.