During a recent appearance on the Timbo Sugarshow podcast with Tim Welch and UFC fighter Sean O’Malley, Kenney answered a question about whether he would have sex with the UFC featherweight title contender.
I guess MMA is a line of work where you can publicly talk about whether you'd have sex with a coworker in an utterly degrading way and face zero consequences.— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 28, 2021
Disgusting behavior and it's unfortunate that he'll be fighting on my card in March. https://t.co/hJd1OuHIyD
Kenney, who fights Dominick Cruz at UFC 259, quickly made an apology on Twitter, admitting “I was wrong” and promising to be “more careful with my words” in the future.
@MeganA_mma I’m sorry this upset you. I will be more careful with my words. I was just answering a question and thought it was all a joking matter. I see I was wrong and I’m sorry. Best of luck with training camp and your fight.— Casey Kenney (@ckmma135) January 28, 2021
Welch also responded via Twitter to Anderson’s criticism:
The only reason I asked that is because your way taller then casey! I think your hott AF.— Tim Welch (@TimwelchMT) January 28, 2021
Here’s how other notable MMA figures reacted to Kenney’s comments.
Absolutely disgusting is right. I’m really sorry you are dealing with this and there absolutely should be consequences. Shameful. On a brighter note, I am very much looking forward to your championship opportunity. ♥️— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) January 29, 2021
It needs to be clear to everyone that @MeganA_mma is an outstanding MMA competitor who deserves more respect from all of her peers. We need to do better— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) January 29, 2021
nobody deserves a workplace culture where sexual harassment or bullying is acceptable. I respect you for speaking out!— @CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) January 29, 2021