Following the cut of bantamweight favorite Miguel Torres for quoting a rape joke on Twitter, many fans took to their social networks to ask why the double standard. Just the day before Rashad Evans made a joke of the Penn State rape scandal towards his opponent at a press conference. Forrest Griffin tweeted rape jokes as well in the past that he later apologized for.
White breaks down his executive decision, explaining that both Griffin and Evans explained their comments right after and were some-what out of context. White does admit he did not give Torres a chance to explain. Since the release, Torres’ manager has said that the tweet is a quote from the television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia which coincidentally airs on FX, the new network station of The Ultimate Fighter and future UFC events.