Miguel Torres cut from UFC over twitter joke!

The tweet that got Torres cut was

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

UPDATE: Matt Erickson (@MattErickson23) posted on twitter saying…

Just spoke to @MiguelTorresMMA via text. He assures me he was quoting from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and was watching it at time.

Ariel Helwani has posted on his twitter saying

I did talk to someone close to him who chose to remain anonymous, and for whatever it is worth, he said Miguel was referencing a scene from the Comedy Central show “Workaholics” in his tweet.

You can watch the video of Dana White being told for the first time about Torres’ twitter joke here

Here is evidence that Miguel Torres had put added his take to the joke from the TV show ‘Workaholics’


SI.com: And what about Miguel Torres’ tweet from yesterday?

Dana 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.

SI.com: Was that announced today?

Dana 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.

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

Dana 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.

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