Miguel Torres was cut by the UFC earlier today due to his tweeting a joke about rape. It was his first offense, as noted by UFC President Dana White, but the bossman found it in such poor taste that he immediately released the former WEC bantamweight champion.
It was a somewhat surprising move, considering the fact that both Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans recently made similar insensitive remarks. Griffin put out a tweet about rape that was construed as a joke and Evans used the Penn State sex scandal to taunt Phil Davis.
Neither were punished. Both apologized, with Griffin going so far as to visit a rape crisis center and make a charitable donation. They both seemingly acted in a remorseful manner when they were asked about their comments.
Torres? Not so much. His explanation that it was "just a joke" was not enough to satisfy White, who made the decision after hearing that to release him from the promotion.
"It's not a funny joke to me. It's just not something you tweet. If that's your sense of humor, keep it at home around you and your buddies and keep it to yourself. It's not something you put out on Twitter. And there's no explanation for it. I can't make any sense of it. Enough is enough."
And with that, Torres, who amassed a 2-1 record in his short career inside the Octagon, is left to look for work elsewhere.
Fair or foul?