World Extreme Cagefighting said Wednesday that lightweight contender Donald Cerrone “crossed a line of decency” after recently threatening to kill rival Jamie Varner in their upcoming rematch before calling the former champ a “bitch” and “fag” in an appearance on TapouT Radio.
“In a recent radio interview, WEC fighter Donald Cerrone went too far in talking about his upcoming fight with Jamie Varner and we believe he crossed a line of decency in doing so,” WEC Vice President Peter Dropick said in a statement.
“We will not tolerate a fighter who makes comments that are not consistent with our company values, nor will we tolerate the use of slurs that may offend any segment of the public. We are aware Donald issued his own immediate apology on Twitter, but we still needed to speak with him about it, and to issue our own statement making our position known.”
The long-awaited rematch between Cerrone and Varner co-headlines the WEC 51 fight card on Sept. 30 beneath featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan.
Pictured: Donald Cerrone