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Machoman 05-01-2013 03:23 PM

Now that Jason Collins came out...
 
So now that Jason Collins come out, it only begs to figure that more pro athletes will follow suite, as a gay athlete myself, I definitely think this is going to be something that affects the UFC, like it or not, it is just a matter of time before one or more fighters comes out. How do you guys think this will effect the masses of UFC fans, lets face it, we are talking about an educated fan base, but one that is laced with a hyper aggressive and uneducated group of fans who are likely to be against this. What about the inevitability of having a pay per view featuring two gay men grappling?

Please don't ban me last time I bought up a gay issue I was banned and my threads were all deleted, I don't mean any harm,I (as a gay mma athlete and fan) m just concerned with these kind of issues.

LL 05-01-2013 03:31 PM

Jason Collins ain't shit.

He has everything to gain by coming out.

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OU 05-01-2013 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion (Post 2032194)
Jason Collins ain't shit.

He has everything to gain by coming out.

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WTF did he do to deserve that?

John8204 05-01-2013 03:37 PM

Liz Carmouche is a lesbian and with the UFC, so she was Jason Collins before Jason Collins was Jason Collins.

OU 05-01-2013 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by John8204 (Post 2032242)
Liz Carmouche is a lesbian and with the UFC, so she was Jason Collins before Jason Collins was Jason Collins.

Not even close to the same situation. Plenty of female athletes that are out. Hell the #1 draft pick for the last WNBA draft is gay and out. There are millions more people that know who she is then Liz. No one that plays in a league that has the popularity of the NBA has ever come out, while active in the league.

Machoman 05-01-2013 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John8204 (Post 2032242)
Liz Carmouche is a lesbian and with the UFC, so she was Jason Collins before Jason Collins was Jason Collins.

Lets be honest though, It is very different for female athletes. The WNBA for instance has plenty of homosexual athletes and no one is upset about that, it will be different when middle America is deciding whether or not they want to pay $50 to watch a fight card that include two openly gay men grappling.

Sad but true

Machoman 05-01-2013 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion (Post 2032194)
Jason Collins ain't shit.

He has everything to gain by coming out.

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This from the guy with "rough sex and banana pudding" under his name lol

Dtwizzy2k5 05-01-2013 04:28 PM

I would LMAO if Chael Sonnen came out tomorrow :laugh:

Machoman 05-01-2013 04:36 PM

It's very sad watching homophobia in action. It's not surprising to see these kind of replies and also see my thread rating dropping when this Is CLEARLY the best thread on the forum, and is about the BIGGEST story in sports.

I don't think the mma fan base is ready for openly gay athletes yet, but if we were, it could go a Long way to dismiss the stereotype that mma fans are just cruel, bloodthirsty, goons.

Sports_Nerd 05-01-2013 04:41 PM

Forget the UFC, who will be the first MMA Forum member to come out, I wonder?


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