A quick update on that unfortunate Maiquel Falcao situation where his smacking of women resulted in his friend Kaue Mena ending up in the hospital. We don’t know how Mena is faring health wise, but it’s safe to say this is gonna fuck up his MMA career bigtime. He’s been kicked out of his fight camp alongside Falcao, and you can probably kiss his rumored acceptance into the next season of TUF Brazil goodbye.
As for Falcao, Dana White came out of the woodwork to shake his head sadly at the situation and highlight the fact that the UFC ditched him specifically because of past behavior like this:
“This whole situation is really unfortunate,” White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “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,” White said. “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.”
Remember this quote when the UFC inevitably sets up Ronda Rousey vs Bryan Caraway in 2016. But it’s clear Dana doesn’t want his brand associated with the kind of thug behavoir Falcao brought to the table. Too bad for him anyone who has ever fought in the UFC for 10 seconds will forever be refered to as a UFC fighter when they turn up on TMZ or other sites.
Still no comment from anyone in Bellator on their light heavyweight tournament champion winner’s latest fight.