Just don't expect to be Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's grappling partner if you do.

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In 2009, prior to expressing his more accepting views, White was in hot water for using an antigay slur, which he later apologized for and now refers to as "the only thing I regret." Earlier this year, Ronda Rousey expressed her controversial opinion that transgender fighters would have an unfair advantage in mixed martial arts.

Now, legendary UFC fighter Anderson Silva has voiced his support for the LGBT community in an interview with the Brazilian lifestyle magazine Trip, saying that he would have no problem training with a gay man.

He interlocked his hands, then put them on top of his head. Benavidez, one of the best 125-pound MMA fighters on the planet, doesn’t think the UFC should be any different.

Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in the NFL on Saturday when he was drafted by the St.

There is an openly gay player in the NBA, the same for NCAA Division I men’s college basketball.

"It would be cool to see a gay guy just beat the s*** out of somebody," he told FOX Sports. Busting a stereotype." It’s funny Benavidez used that word, because you already know the stereotype about UFC fighters. How could you expect men and women who punch and choke people for a living to be tolerant or enlightened?

They’re trained to exploit the weaknesses of their opponents in the Octagon.

But it seems clear they don’t view homosexuality as any such weakness.

As long as you respect people’s spaces, and respect their limits. He can be gay, have a relationship, live among guys who aren’t gay. Q: On vanity and getting picked on in the gym: A: They tease me. The whole interview of Silva on Vice's Fightland site is worth reading.

You have to live your life in peace and no one has anything to do with that.

Legendary UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a youth in Brazil for taking ballet, leading some to think he was gay. But I’m still young, it could be that in the future I’ll find out that I’m gay." I take good care of my things, I put everything in a bag, I use soap, I put on a cream after training. Silva, 39 and a former UFC champion, doesn't say anything more about gays in the sport but I loved how he allowed that he might discover another side to his sexuality as he gets older.