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The F In UFC Doesn’t Stand For “Faggot”

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Michael Bisping, Homophobe

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not exactly the type of thing that normally makes much of a blip on our radar, but a new promotional video for the company certainly has our attention.

UFC fighter Michael Bisping calls his opponent a “Faggot Motherfucker” in the video in question. Check around the 5:50 mark for the ugliness. Bisping hasn’t been reprimanded. He certainly hasn’t apologized. And GLAAD is calling on the UFC to do something about it, for goodness sake!

Not only has homeboy not been punished by the company, they are using this video of him as promotional material! As in, UFC is advertising for its company with this asshat calling his opponent a vile homophobic slur.

We would suggest you write UFC a letter about your feelings on the subject, but honestly, this company just doesn’t care. They know we’re not their demographic, so they clearly have no problem violating the shit out of our dignity and respect.

Jerks.

  • Apparently the idea is that you get more “tough man” cred by baiting gays

  • Also, there’s no point in writing a letter to them because they wouldn’t be able to read it.

  • Most of the people that watch that stuff don’t mind that word being used…and often use it themselves. It’s gonna be quite hard to change that…but we have to try something. However, I wouldn’t know where to start save for writing a letter. If this was another word being used…they’d be on top of it. :/

  • Kit Foxley

    or, like any other knuckle-dragger with their IQ in the negatives, they just don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    This gay man is part of their demographic, I’ll shoot them an email. Though the reality is that MMA is a VERY homoerotic sport and it’s that fact alone that manifests homophobia among its champions, as a way to deflect the gay reality of men rubbing their bodies together – ass and cock to mouth – on the ground….

  • Paul E

    You’re wrong about gay men not being their demographic, A couple of muscle bound guys rolling around with and on each other? Please – this is homoeroticism at its finest. That isn’t to say that the UFC knows or cares, but just sayin’.

    I think that’s part of this guy’s issue – he KNOWS how homoerotic his “job” is. Methinks he may enjoy it a little. 🙂

  • You know, I stumbled across the site from another story link. I have to say this is pretty hilarious. Past the debate of the word being used in a completely different context, I have to laugh at people on this site actively bashing fans of the sport, and generalizing them all into one context. Yeah, that’s a sure fire way to garner support amongst them. Ultimately, the reason straight dudes like me aren’t going to give a shit? Because you insist on casting aspersions on their intelligence as if there’s something wrong with being an athlete.

    Ultimately, I don’t use the word because people get so pissed off even when the word isn’t being used in a homophobic context (these are the same people that strangely have no problem with words like retarded, or lame, or dumb), but I really don’t give shit if Bisping gets reprimanded or not, seeing as I’m just a “dumb knuckledragger”. Here’s a hint: most of the people I know who participate in martial arts or compete in MMA are all pretty liberal minded dudes. I’ve had multiple close friends who were gay men. But see, when you ALIENATE them, and insult their intelligence, that’s more than likely when they’re not going to give a shit if you’re offended by something.

    As for MMA being a homoertoic sport, seems to me the only reason it’d be homoerotic is for someone looking to see some eroticism in it. Which is cool. Just don’t project your own traits onto someone else. It’s kind of like someone watching two ants fight and saying there’s something sexual about it.

  • Stephanie Michelle Taylor

    His opponent has a sexual preference for men but “f*cks his mother”? That makes sense. Grain of salt, people…

  • Michael Buchanan

    Only if those ants are shirtless, sweaty and hugging each other all the time.

  • Jarrod ‘Jay’ Hughes

    If UFC isn’t homoerotic, Playboy is full of classy, fully-dressed women. Just sayin’.

  • Dale Winters

    Takes one to know one!

  • Eli Webster

    uh yeah, he’s a white man wearing fubu underwear. nothing this man says counts, nothing.

  • What should be done is a campaign comparing photos of the UFC fights to scenes from gay porn films. That will really make their homophobic skins crawl.

  • I know that the guys (even if they’re gay) aren’t thinking about having sex with each other when they’re doing it, but that doesn’t mean that isn’t what it looks like. It could definitely be a sport with a gay male fan base. I’ve watched it a couple of times, I just wouldn’t pay to watch it.

  • Charles

    Have a gay man who can kick his ass challenge him. That ought to shut him up.

  • We should all report the shit out of their facebook page.

  • We should all report the shit out of their facebook page.

  • shawn belford

    I completely  agree with you Alexander. The civils rights movement of the past wasn’t won by denegrating the majority, it was owon by showing that those in the minority were people too and that denegrating them was just as inhumane as it would be for the majority.

    Just as a side note before I get any smart remarks, I am a member of the gay community and I think we need to act more like MLK than Malcolm X, just saying. =)

  • BooBoo Bear

    The sad part is that most homophobes are turned on by watching a gay sex video. I say that his next opponent if he’s about to lose should take a second or two and kiss the fucker on the lips. I think I saw a Sumo Wrestler do that once.

  • Guest

    As much as I hate when people use derogatory terms, why is it that every time someone says the word “fag” or anything similar they are automatically labeled a homophobe? Sometimes people say stupid shit. Just like the word “nigger”. How many people use that word? Lots. Do we automatically assume someone is racist when they use that word? Not always. Anyways, my point is simply this. Sometimes people are morons. We say stuff we don’t mean and that is just how it is. We’re not perfect. I think we are being overly critical of people sometimes. Some things are not to be taken seriously. Lighten up.

  • Greenkai3000

    How about flagging the video for hate speech.  I’ve already contacted YouTube.

  • Varcolaci

    I used to like UFC cuz of how hot the guys fighting looked. I mean they way they wrap their legs around each other etc.. But **** like this gets on my nerves. Michael Bisping is a redneck idiot. Still, take a look at the fighters that go next after him, they touch foreheads and such, but they keep their cool and stay professional, you can see the confidence, I really doubt either of them is a homophobe. Not all the fighters are ignorant douches.

  • Jim

    No one said you, or people who compete in MMA, are knuckle-draggers.  The only use of kunckle-dragger here was to describe people who “don’t care” when hurtful, homophobic language is used.  And please don’t speak for me saying I have no problem with people using “retarded,” because I do.  I feel “alienated” by your assumptions.  Your post seems a little hypocritical.