Black Belt Miguel Torres Released From The UFC

In a shocking move by the UFC and Dana White it seems that they decided to fire Miguel Torres who is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  under the late Carlson Gracie Sr.,  due to the tweet he made on Twitter December 7th , in regards to a comment about rape.

Quoted as a Tweet saying, ” If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises “ .

While we don’t condone using rape as a joke on social media sites, we do feel letting him go was a bit excessive as Forrest Griffin had also made a comment regarding rape quoted as saying  on Twitter” Rape is the new missionary ” and despite his comments about rape on the same social media network as Miguel Torres was caught saying the comments in, he wasn’t fired from the UFC or had an official reprimand.

We hope the UFC will reconsider their decision as Miguel Torres is an exciting fighter and a great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt.


We wish Miguel Torres the best in whatever  he engages in and we continue to be big fans and supporters.