6 gay mma fighters breaking stereotypes being an openly gay athlete in a sport like mma takes a lot of courage to say the least. Though the vast majority of the mma community is completely accepting, such as ufc president dana white who has voiced his support of lgbt fighters multiple times, some are not. still the male side of the sport has been a little slower to celebrate diversity of sexual orientation. In the entire sport of mixed martial arts there are only two openly gay male fighters. Thus it was notable when ufc lightweight marc diakiese broke barriers recently, becoming the first ufc fighter in many years to pose for a gay magazine. The ufc currently does not have any openly gay male fighters on their roster, but white stated unequivocally that, if youre an athlete in the ufc and you are gay, i could care less. liz carmouche became the first openly gay ufc fighter when she debuted with the promotion in 2013. Today, the former title challenger feels the promotion is ready for its first openly gay male. the fighter & the kids brendan schaub and bryan callen discuss whether mma is ready for an openly-gay male fighter in light of michael sams big announcem. it would be amazing if a couple of male fighters came out in the ufc, and it would show how progressive and pioneering the sport is in that regard. On the 11th season of the ufcs tv show on spikes the ultimate fighter or tuf , nick ring, a fighter-contestant of the show was exposed as having worked in gay porn and made a couple. mma30 spoke with ufc president dana white leading up to the premiere of the ultimate fighter live. White gave his thoughts on gays in mma, how contestant dakota cochrane will deal with his past. However, ufc president dana white was entirely and admirably unconcerned. When you come on the ultimate fighter, you get drug tested, you have extensive background tests, check-ups we do everything on these guys. Jump to navigation jump to search this article may be too long to read.