Dana White Explains Why Maiquel Falcao Was Released From The UFC

President isn’t happy that is being associated with the . Falcao fought for the in November of 2010 but was subsequently released in 2011 despite picking up a victory in his debut. He has made news over the last week after video surfaced of the now fighter’s involvement in a brawl that left teammate and fellow MMA fighter in critical condition.

White spoke to MMAJunkie.com about the whole situation and why he was cut back in 2011:

“This whole situation is really unfortunate. All you can do is just hope Kaue Mena’s health continues to improve. But I have to be honest and tell you it really bugs me that it’s being reported that Maiquel Falcao is a UFC fighter. We let him go back in 2011 for the same reason. We found out he had a charge on his record for hitting a woman, and we cut him because of that.”

“We don’t want anything to do with men who punch women. When the UFC found out Maiquel had a charge against him that involved women, we immediately cut him from the roster. Bellator/Viacom MMA then picked him up a few months later, and he’s been fighting for them ever since. The UFC does not and will not ever tolerate situations like this. Sexual assault, hitting a woman or anything like that, you’re gone from the roster. It doesn’t matter if you’re a winner or a champion or anything like that. You’re gone. Keep your hands off women.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000982124274 Solomon Grundy

    So Dana doesn’t want anything to do with someone who hits women, yet he has on the roster a man who reportedly elbowed a female fighter in the back of the head before a weigh in for a UFC event?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486083274 Stephen Randall Sullivan

    Well, Solomon…who was it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000637306622 Wes Welch

    Ha, So he’s fired for street fighting, yet another popular fighter street fights to save a woman’s purse and is highly celebrated. i’m not saying it shouldn’t be. but where is the equal ground here?

  • Joe Jude

    Wes, the equal ground here is that Jon Jones actually helped a woman whereas Falcao apparently hit a woman. He says that putting your hands on a woman or sexual assault is what gets a fighter fired, not street fighting.

  • William Munny

    Bryan Caraway.