Early Wednesday morning, Torres tweeted the following;
"If a windowless van was called a surprise van, more people wouldn't mind going for a ride in them. Everyone likes surprises."
Torres' tweet originally read
"If a rape van was called a surprised van".
Dana White says that he was disturbed by the tweet, and had this to say;
"Now there's no explanation for that. There's absolutely nothing I could say to make any sense of that. And the fact that he even thinks that's funny or that's a joke, it disturbs me. It bothers me. Again, you're dealing with a guy that's a smart guy, that owns his own business, that's been one of the top fighters in the world forever. And I cut him today. He's no longer with the UFC."
In an interview Dana White gave with Sports Illustrated.com, he revealed why he released Torres, but not Forrest Griffon, nor Rashad Evans for tweeting similar "rape" jokes. Dana White had this to say in his interview;
"[...] He said he hadn't heard what happened to Forrest. 'Really? Where do you live? What business are you in? How do you not hear about these things? You should have paid more attention,' White explained to Torres. "It's to the point now where, there's going be times when things happen and mistakes are made. I cannot defend Miguel Torres. I cannot defend what he said. What he said makes no sense other than when he says, "It was a joke." Well, I don't think that's a funny joke. I think it's disturbing."
"It's being announced right now to you. You're the only one that knows. Miguel Torres has been cut from the UFC and his career with us now is over."
During a press conference between Phil Davis and Rashad Evans, Evans told Davis;
"I guarantee you'll be the first one to take a shot cause I'm going to put my hands on you worse than that dude did them other kids at Penn State."
Forrest Griffin recently found himself in similar hot water after tweeting,
"Rape is the new missionary."
"When Forrest tweeted something like that, his explanation was dead on, and it made absolute sense."
and as far as Rashad goes, Dana had this to say;
"We're dealing with intelligent people here. It's one thing if you're in a sport that's full of stupid people. Guys that are really dumb. You can't fix stupid."
he also went on to say that he'd talked to Rashad about his comment and here's how it went;
"Rashad made a mistake yesterday and I talked to Rashad about it after. Rashad was like 'I don't why I said it. It came out of my mouth and it shouldn't have.' I deal with these guys like normal human being."
From SI.com and Yahoo Sports.