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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.

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Post #1   2/8/07 4:33:58PM   

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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.

Post #2   2/8/07 4:35:34PM   

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Just a figher in general, if there were to be a gay fighter would they ever come out active or in retirement

Post #3   2/8/07 4:39:35PM   

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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

Post #4   2/8/07 4:52:08PM   

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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).

Post #5   2/8/07 6:13:50PM   

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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..

Post #6   2/8/07 6:16:56PM   

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'nuff said.

Post #7   2/8/07 6:17:51PM   

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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.

Post #8   2/8/07 7:38:09PM   

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i say danny abbadi lol check this out.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4IosPHUrOKI

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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.


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"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.....

Post #11   2/8/07 9:28:32PM   

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One of the funniest clips I've seen in relation to MMA/Fighting

Jiu-Jitsu

Like to hear the Gracies' reaction!

Post #12   2/9/07 2:07:02AM   

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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?

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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.

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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.

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