After recording the biggest win of his MMA career, former #New York Giants defensive end, Matt Mitrione criticized the Golden State Warriors for reportedly refusing to visit the White House after winning the NBA title recently. Mitrione lashed out at the Warriors during a post-fight interview after beating MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout in the #Bellator main event at Madison Square Garden. Mitrione called himself the "real warrior" and promised Trump that "I’ll be good and honorable when I visit the White House.”

Mitrione knocks out Emelianenko

After knocking each other down with simultaneous punches, Mitrione capitalized on the opportunity, hitting the 40-year-old Emelianenko with a flurry of strikes, knocking him out in the opening minute of the first round.

The 38-year-old Mitrione is considered the most successful NFL player who ventured into MMA. Over his career at UFC and Bellator, Mitrione has 12-5 pro record.

Mitrione played nine games for the Giants in 2002, recording four tackles. He had short stints with the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings in 2004 and 2005. He was released by the Vikings six weeks into the 2005 season. After that, he ventured into MMA. He was a former Ultimate Fighter and made his mark by defeating Kimbo Slice at UFC 113. He fought with UFC until 2016 before signing with Bellator last March.

Curry, Iguodala don’t plan to visit

According to Des Bieler of the Washington Post, Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala both indicated they will not join the team if it gets invited to a White House visit. In an interview, Curry reiterated his earlier statement that he will not go to the White House.

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He added that the Warriors will discuss it as a team about the possibility of making a visit. When asked if he will agree on going to the White House, Iguodala said “hell no”.

Head coach Steve Kerr, known as a vocal critic of #President Trump, said he will ask the team to at least consider attending if they will be invited. "And I think it can make a statement in a time when there is so much divide, and everybody seems to be angry with each other,” said Kerr. Shortly after winning the NBA title, it was reported that the Warriors voted among themselves to turn down a visit to Trump. The organization later released a statement, clarifying that it has yet to receive an official invitation from the White House and no decision has been made.