UFC president Dana White won’t punish the two fighters for using homophobic slurs at UFC 293.
On Saturday night, Charles Radtke used a gay slur while bashing the Aussie crowd after his win against Blood Diamond.
“F— all you f—-ts in the crowd, come down here and get some you p—y a– b—”’
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) September 10, 2023
Later in the night, Manel Kape dropped a homophobic slur while blasting rival Kai Kara-France during his post-fight speech.
“All you teammates is a bunch of f—-s”
Manel kape does it too😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9QDzOVInmC
— Freegrace (@Freegra18219541) September 10, 2023
Both fighters apologized after their fight, and White said he didn’t force them to apologize. White also said he would not be punishing them .
“I think these guys get a little excited, and you make bad mistakes. You know me, we didn’t run over to him and say ‘you better apologize’ – he [Kape] did that on his own when he got backstage. He was embarrassed and got caught up in the moment.
“We make mistakes, I am not holier than thou either, we’ve all been in positions where we’ve made mistakes, and like I always say, it’s how you recover from it and how you carry yourself after.
“I’m sure some people will accept his apology and some people won’t.”