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Lay_N_Pray
2/8/07 4:33:58PM
In light of the former NBA player coming out and saying he was gay the other day, that makes one for all major american sport promotions excpet the NHL which really isnt that major any more.

My question then is do you think a fighter in Pride or UFC will ever come out that they are gay after retirement?

I think its possible but with fighting being such a machismo sport, more then the other preofessional sports, I think the reputation would be very badly hurt though it would be unjust if he was a good fighter.

Your opinions
waylon_o
2/8/07 4:35:34PM
Are you asking who the first fighter will be that comes out? LOL I'm going with Stephan Bonnar. Not that I think he is, because I don't, but if it had to be someone, IMO it's him.
Lay_N_Pray
2/8/07 4:39:35PM
Just a figher in general, if there were to be a gay fighter would they ever come out active or in retirement
pv3Hpv3p
2/8/07 4:52:08PM
Maybe in retirement, just because a lot of fighters would think it'd be really wierd to roll and/or wrestle with a gay dude...

Gives 'high crotch grab' a whole new meaning...

Maybe they could market the fighter against Heath Herring though
OB_Juan
2/8/07 6:13:50PM
I might catch some crap for this but I've always suspected GSP. His kissing and embracing of his corner definitely raised a flag (I think after the loss to Hughes).
loller90278
2/8/07 6:16:56PM

Posted by OB_Juan

I might catch some crap for this but I've always suspected GSP. His kissing and embracing of his corner definitely raised a flag (I think after the loss to Hughes).



hmm im on the same page as you.. besides gsp i think diego sanchez..
bayonetxwork
2/8/07 6:17:51PM


'nuff said.
Violentcuv
2/8/07 7:38:09PM
After retirement I think it's possible. It wouldn't be as big of a deal as an NBA players though. While actively fighting I dont think any fighter would ever come out in our lifetime. I dont think any athelete will come out while playing their sport in our lifetime either.
BrAeDeN91
2/8/07 8:06:11PM
i say danny abbadi lol check this out.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4IosPHUrOKI
jmoooooo
2/8/07 8:57:16PM

Posted by OB_Juan

I might catch some crap for this but I've always suspected GSP. His kissing and embracing of his corner definitely raised a flag (I think after the loss to Hughes).




you have to understand the different culture. kissing between men is a lot more common in euro/french canadian cultures than a lot of other places. its something he doesnt even think twice about, he was raised with it. besides, he has a girlfriend...and i imagine a smoking hot one.....french canadian girls are hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.


Trapt1nw0nder
2/8/07 9:28:32PM
"its only gay if you make eye contact"...lol

funny ass pic...

for me i would think of the obvious ones.....Danny A from TUF...Diego maybe

not that i care.....
Manfred
2/9/07 2:07:02AM
One of the funniest clips I've seen in relation to MMA/Fighting

Jiu-Jitsu

Like to hear the Gracies' reaction!
mrsumo
2/9/07 3:21:29AM
I have wondered about Mark Coleman. There was a scene in the Smashing Machine where the camera goes to their hotel room and noone is dressed and they are all smiles. Anyone else noticed that scene?
Tha1
2/9/07 2:34:39PM
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madmarck
2/9/07 3:08:11PM

Posted by Lay_N_Pray

In light of the former NBA player coming out and saying he was gay the other day, that makes one for all major american sport promotions excpet the NHL which really isnt that major any more.

My question then is do you think a fighter in Pride or UFC will ever come out that they are gay after retirement?

I think its possible but with fighting being such a machismo sport, more then the other preofessional sports, I think the reputation would be very badly hurt though it would be unjust if he was a good fighter.

Your opinions


A Hockey player came out of the closet a couple of years ago in the NHL. Was a real tough guy too. No one thought about it until he came out. Sorry to burst your bubble. I dont recall his name.
But um. Who really gives a shit anyways. I dont Care if a fighter dresses up in Womens clothes during the week. Whats the big deal. For sure there are gay fighters out there but why does this matter? I personally dont care which way a person swings.
madmarck
2/9/07 3:10:11PM

Posted by jmoooooo


Posted by OB_Juan

I might catch some crap for this but I've always suspected GSP. His kissing and embracing of his corner definitely raised a flag (I think after the loss to Hughes).




you have to understand the different culture. kissing between men is a lot more common in euro/french canadian cultures than a lot of other places. its something he doesnt even think twice about, he was raised with it. besides, he has a girlfriend...and i imagine a smoking hot one.....french canadian girls are hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.




And i heard he was walking around the UFC 67 weigh ins with Arriana That new ring girl.
Lay_N_Pray
2/9/07 4:18:37PM
I'm not trying to say that I care or I need it to happen or I'm a homophobe. What I am saying is that since there is a good chance there is one out there I was wondering if you all thought there would ever come a point in time where one could come out and not have his reputation hurt...cause I am sure in todays society Fedor would lose alot of respect from the "common man" if he were to be gay. I know true MMA fans wouldnt give a crap.
hippysmacker
2/9/07 11:35:11PM
NO , I sure wouldn't want to be grappling with someone who might be really happy to get mounted. If their is a gay fighter I'm sure he will keep it quiet till he's done. Bonnar's not gay , he's a tail chaser. I'd go with Baroni. My roomate told me he saw him in a kinda gay bodybuilding video. I personally heard him anouncing a rumble onthe rock match where he was talking about the fighter's beautiful bodies. I think he's overcompensating by acting like a he-man . It's possible the closet could come open when he retires.
Svartorm
2/10/07 1:28:31AM

Posted by hippysmacker

I'd go with Baroni. My roomate told me he saw him in a kinda gay bodybuilding video. I personally heard him anouncing a rumble onthe rock match where he was talking about the fighter's beautiful bodies. I think he's overcompensating by acting like a he-man . It's possible the closet could come open when he retires.



The world of body building is mostly supported by the gay community. I work in a convenience store at night, and can honestly say I've never sold an issue of Muscleman, Reps, Flex, etc to someone who wasn't a closet homosexual. Plus I know a few guys that do strongman that say theres a huge gay following to the sport in some areas. Stuff like bodybuilder mags and videos are marketed towards the closet homosexual community, as a guy can buy an issue of Muscleman, which advertises how to get big muscles, and not feel gay about it (in theory anyways). Also, knowing some body builders, they tend to come off kind of gay, even when they're not.
hippysmacker
2/10/07 3:49:37AM
I know some bodybuilder's who are not gay. However, a buddy of mine who was a pro told me that somewhere around 20% are gay or switch hitters. Scary to have dudes that strong, playing for the other team IMO. I;ve never met or even heardof a gay stringman guy though.
Svartorm
2/10/07 4:11:56AM
I have a friend whos friend is a gay powerlifter/strongman competetor. Hes also not at all shy about his sexuality, being as most dudes won't say a word about it in his presence, being as hes 300lbs of solid muscle.

I honestly don't care one way or another, although I doubt most professional athletes would come out of the closet. Mostly because it doesn't really factor into the sport at all.
crimethinc
2/10/07 4:32:09AM
Does a sport that involves a bunch of greased up ripped dudes posing on stage having a gay following actually surprise anyone? If anyone were to come out it wouldn't be GSP, he's not gay, just french. There kind of the same thing but not really. It would probably be someone you wouldn't expect, like Tank Abbott.
Svartorm
2/10/07 5:03:36AM
I've heard rumors that Tank was gay. Supposedly that riot he started at an event was because he was with his boyfriend at the time and some local fighter made a comment about them, and they got into a fight. If anyone has that picture of Tank doing pro-wrestling in a speedo, this would be the time to post it.
mrsumo
2/10/07 5:46:59AM

Posted by Svartorm

I've heard rumors that Tank was gay. Supposedly that riot he started at an event was because he was with his boyfriend at the time and some local fighter made a comment about them, and they got into a fight. If anyone has that picture of Tank doing pro-wrestling in a speedo, this would be the time to post it.



Bite your blasphemous tongue! That's my UFC hero you are talking about there. And if it was true I am certain he is the pitcher. You aren't gay unless you are the catcher!
Svartorm
2/10/07 6:03:42AM
Err.....then what would that make the pitcher? An opportunist?
Ydoc
2/10/07 12:30:51PM
Geez, everyone knows a few friends of friends that know queers.

You know the worse part about John Amaechi being gay? He's releasing a book called "Man in the Middle."

Gotta agree with the guy who said Diego.

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cowcatcher
2/10/07 12:38:00PM

Posted by bayonetxwork



'nuff said.



i can't believe you stole my pic, good use of it though