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04/19/2007


Liz Carmouche Wins Historic UFC Match Between Two Openly Gay Fighters - VIDEO

Carmouche v. Andrade

Saturday's televised match between Carmouche and Jessica Andrade marked a few firsts. It marked the first televised women's bantam-weight match, as well as the first UFC match between two openly-gay fighters. 

Earlier this week, both fighters recognized the groundbreaking nature of the match. Andrade told reporters via a translator:

“I hope this is opening doors for other people to be open about who they are and how they feel. We want to show everybody that we’re not different from anybody else. Whatever you sexual orientation is, it doesn’t affect how you work or who you are or what you do.”

Along those same lines, Carmouche noted that the two women's orientation was not as big a deal as some might make it out to be:

“I do think it’s great. It shouldn’t be a focus on our sexual preference. It’s not who we are as fighters. It’s just an aspect of who we are as people. It’s nice to finally drift away from that.”

Carmouche's victory came via a TKO in the second round, according to Fox Sports. 

"Carmouche spent much of the first round locked in a guillotine choke, however, Andrade never was able to ratchet it down before time expired in the first...From there, it was all Carmouche. She pummeled Andrade with punches and nearly had a couple of submissions before the bout was stopped with a minute left in the second."

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UFC Fighters Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva 'Kiss' at Weigh-In: VIDEO

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Undefeated Chris Weidman knocked out UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a face-off on Saturday night but their weigh-in on Friday may be of a bit more interest to some of you.

Video of the moment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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UFC Fighter Josh Thomson: Gay Marriage Leads to Polygamy, Pedophilia, and Incest

UFC fighter Josh Thomson says "I don't care" about gay marriage but he sure does have a lot of opinions about it.

5th Round reports: Thomson

Thomson sparked a heated debate by posting this question on his Facebook page: “Should you be allowed to marry whoever you want? Before you answer that, should u be allowed to have more than 1 wife?”

Not too big of a deal, but things got really testy when Thomson responded to a friend who asked “Should you be allowed to decide what other sound-minded adults do with their lives?”

“I’m only asking a question,” Thomson countered. “My next question is, should siblings be allowed to marry siblings? My point is, where do you draw the line? I personally don’t care who you marry but I also am smart enough to know that it opens a gateway to men/women trying to marry young kids, siblings marrying each other and people having multiple husbands an wives. You have to think all of these things are okay otherwise your stopping them from being happy as well which is hypocrisy. Equality doesn’t stop with gay marriage, it just starts with it.

“I’m not against gay marriage, I’m also not for it. I don’t care! I do care what it may lead to In the future once you change the definition of marriage for gay marriage. You can’t say that it doesn’t open the door way for other topics like I mentioned. I know it sounds crazy but people will bring these types of issues to the table once the definition is changed.”


Veteran UFC FIghter Nate Diaz and Manager Stand By Homophobic Remarks

Mike DiazAfter receiving a 90-day suspension and $20,000 fine for a gay slur he used on Twitter, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz has yet to issue any sort of apology to the LGBT community, nor to the target of his remark, fellow fighter Pat Healy. Furthermore, on a Monday night episode of MMA Hour, Diaz's manager, Mike Kogan, stood by Diaz's remarks when given an opportunity to address them. SB Nation reports:

"Nate doesn't feel remorse for what he said," Kogan told host Ariel Helwani."I don't feel remorse for what he said. I don't feel remorse for defending what he said or elaborating on what he said. Because it was not a homophobic statement. It was not intended to offend homosexuals. We weren't even talking about homosexuals. One can debate the multiple uses of this term. We can sit here and debate in the English language, there's a lot of words that mean a lot of different things, but whatever. As it is, it wasn’t intended to be used the way people tried to twist the way it was being used. So therefore, what does he have to feel bad about?"


Veteran UFC Fighter Nate Diaz Suspended for 'Faggot' Slur

UFC President Dana White has suspended veteran fighter Nate Diaz for calling another fighter a "faggot" on Twitter, a slur Diaz's manager said wasn't homophobic because "faggot" is slang "for being a little bitch," FOX Sports reports:

DiazDiaz dropped the offensive remark in a Twitter message in which he took up for fellow fighter Pat Healy, who earlier this week was stripped of his win and $130,000 in bonus money for testing positive for marijuana at UFC 159 last month in Newark, N.J. That fight against Jim Miller will go down as a no contest...

...Mike Kogan, Diaz’s manager, told FOXSports.com that his client’s tweet wasn’t homophobic and was meant purely as an attack on Bryan Caraway, a fighter on the UFC 159 card who was awarded Healy’s Submission of the Night bonus worth $65,000. Diaz apparently took issue with Caraway’s lobbying on Twitter.

“Apologizing for what?” Kogan answered when asked if Diaz regretted the tweet. “He didn’t use that word in that sort of (homophobic) context. It’s a misunderstanding. If people are uneducated, that’s not my (expletive) fault. It’s slang for being a little bitch. The guy goes on Twitter and chases (UFC president) Dana (White) down like a little f** instead of picking up the phone.”


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6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Lesbian sues popular Hollywood restaurant Cleo for harassment: "The complaint also states Wilson was referred to as 'ho' and a negative word commonly used against gay people. Wilson says heterosexual employees were not subjected to such conduct."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The anti-gay Chairwoman of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s local Tory ­asso­ciation has resigned in protest of his support for marriage equality: “I left after 34 years because of David Cameron’s support for gay marriage. I have no choice but to feel strongly about it as a Christian believer.


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