Conor McGregor caught on camera using homophobic slur at UFC event

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was caught on camera using a homophobic slur at UFC Fight Night 118, Forbes reports.

The fight, which was between Artem Lobov and Andre Fili, took place in Gdansk, Poland. McGregor, who is teammates and close friends with Lovob, spent the match screaming words of encouragement to Lovob. His antics caused the referee to ask him to stop towards the end of the fight.

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UFC’s Ronda Rousey loses to openly gay Amanda Nunes in under a minute

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey’s UFC comeback didn’t even last a minute.

Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months Dec. 30, losing to bantamweight champion and openly gay Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.

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UFC has first openly gay champion

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — After Amanda Nunes released the chokehold that finished her stunning victory at UFC 200 July 9, the new bantamweight champion leaped onto the cage and pointed ecstatically at her girlfriend, Nina Ansaroff.

Nunes became the UFC’s first openly gay champion with her first-round submission of Miesha Tate. While the Brazilian bantamweight celebrated, Nunes also spared a thought for the history-making nature of her accomplishment.

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Watch: UFC fighter bends over to support gay marriage

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During a weigh-in before a recent Ultimate Fighter Champion match, Kyle Kingsbury, 32, dropped his drawers to reveal pink-colored underwear with black lettering reading “legalize gay” printed across his behind.

The pro-LGBT display has received national attention.

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Top 5 Sports stories of 2013

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Sochi Olympics subject to anti-gay law
Throughout 2013, the media talked about the upcoming Winter Olympic games scheduled for Sochi, Russia, in 2014, and how out athletes would handle new legislation making “promoting homosexual propaganda” illegal in that country. No official boycotts of the Olympics have happened yet, but Russian response to concerned athletes have been mixed, to say the least.

Collins, Cruz, Griner and Daley come out
Four well-known athletes shared that they were gay with the world in 2013. Most notably were basketball players Brittney Griner and Jason Collins, who both shared their sexuality in the spring of 2013. Also coming out in 2013 were Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz and British diver Tom Daley.

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