War Machine drew lots of criticism for recently tweeting jokes about “raping” his girlfriend and how “real men rape.” He quickly apologized, saying that rape is not a joke.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said he’s prepared to take action on the welterweight, but is hopeful War Machine can redeem himself if given a chance. Here’s a piece of his Rebney’s statement.
“I agree with those who found Jon’s earlier statement to be offensive and inappropriate. And, while his public apology surely does not excuse his statement, it does evidence his recognition of the seriousness of the situation and his realization that what he said was offensive, ignorant and hurtful. Since the day I entered this business, I’ve believed that my job was to treat our fighters like human beings and not like property. Human beings make mistakes and sometimes say stupid things.”
War Machine spent the last few years in legal trouble and time behind bars. He returned to action after nearly two years against Blas Avena. It was at Bellator 96 and made him 1-0 for the promotion.
There’s no word if Bellator will punish War Machine for his tweets.