UFC will NOT offer Tyler Manawaroa a contract following racist post

Posted: February 11, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news
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F5wHAZu1Yesterday we discussed the controversy surrounding the discovery of TUF Nations contestant Tyler Manawaroa’s racist social media posts dating back to before he joined TUF. We bashed Manawaroa for his idiotic comments—and we weren’t the only ones. Now the UFC has spoken. Manawaroa will NOT be signed by the UFC following TUF.

The UFC’s statement on the matter is as follows:

The UFC organization had hired an investigation company in Australia to conduct thorough background investigations on potential contestants for The Ultimate Fighter Nations television series. Unfortunately, the background checks did not uncover all of the social media history by contestant Tyler Manawaroa. The UFC is committed to having an environment that is free from discrimination. Consequently, UFC has notified Manawaroa that regardless of how far he advances in the completed television series, the organization will not be offering him a contract to compete in the UFC.

The Aussie was understandably taken aback by the move. After hearing about the UFC ban, he posted another message on Facebook.

Just a question. . Every one in their life has made a bad decision that has offended someone ..if you have apologized and have no intention of ever repeating that bad decision ..and your apology has been rejected. ..what do you do??

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