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Miguel Torres released for rape joke on Twitter

The UFC is tightening their belts when it comes to fighters joking about rape or any other serious issues in the media. Bantamweight contender Miguel Torres has been verified cut by Dana White. “ Miguel Torres has been cut from the UFC and his career with us now is over.”

Here is the tweet that got the mullet star removed:

“If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone like surprises.”

Here is the full interview with SI that released the information: And what about Miguel Torres’ tweet from yesterday

White: 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 Was that announced today

White: 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 Was this the first time something’s happened with Torres? Or was it a second offense

White: No, this was the first time. And then he said he hadn’t heard what happened to Forrest [Griffin, who drew fire for tweeting “Rape is the new missionary” last month]. Really? Where do you live? What business are you in? How do you not hear about these things? You should have paid more attention. It’s to the point now where, there’s going be times when things happen and mistakes are made. I cannot defend Miguel Torres. I cannot defend what he said. What he said makes no sense other than when he says, “It was a joke.” Well, I don’t think that’s a funny joke. I think it’s disturbing.


Source: MMA Boxing SI…

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