Ultimate Fighting and Pride Fighting Championship heavyweight champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira says that while has no problem rolling around shirtless with other men in tight compression shorts while male spectators hoot and holler, he will absolutely not train a gay dude in ultimate fighting because the gay dude might like it too much. Ugh. Why is it always the straight dudes who are the ones thinking about gay sex?
Here’s what Nogueira said:
“I have no prejudice against the gays, but I wouldn’t train with someone who’s gay. I have no malice, I don’t take our physical contact as (something) sexual. But what if the gay person has that malice of having physical contact with me, of staying there grappling? I would have no problems having a gay student in my academy, but I would rather not train with him.”
So that means that he wouldn’t teach women how to grapple either, right? And does he figure out the sexual orientation of all his students before they grapple? No, of course not. Maybe all those punches to the head has confused our heavyweight that no one gives a flying face-kick about sexual orientation when they’re fighting for your career in the Octagon of Pain.