MMA first openly gay MMA fighter not named Timmy

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://www.fightline.com/news/2008/324/319779.shtml


    MMA's First Openly Gay Athlete RevealedBy Jason Perkins | March 24, 2008

    The following is provided courtesy of the New York Times, it depicts a portion of the courageous story of MMA's first active openly [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif]gay[/FONT][/FONT] fighter, Shad Smith:

    But most of Smith's childhood fights took place outside [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif]the [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif]ring[/FONT][/FONT], on the streets and at his instigation. He used to wear his hair in a mohawk as a tribute to the professional tag-team wrestlers the Road Warriors and prowl the neighborhood looking for fights. "I was just mad-dogging everyone" -- staring them down -- "until somebody said something, and then I'd put my hands up and start fighting." He said he had 46 counts of assault and battery as a juvenile. "And that's 46 counts posted on me. Can you imagine how many there actually were?"

    I asked Smith why he spent so much of his youth looking for trouble. I expected some sort of clichéd, though possibly true, explanation -- a difficult childhood or a Napoleon complex. What I didn't expect him to say was, "You know, bro, the sexual-preference thing."

    Smith is gay, and I know of no other professional fighter who is openly so. "I was always scared that my mom and dad would find out and wouldn't like me, and my brothers wouldn't like me," he said. "I was petrified, because I didn't want anyone to find out. And I would try to be the toughest person around. That way, no one would suspect, no one would ever say it, no one would think it."

    To read the rest of this interview, click here.
     
  2. MyLittleAirport

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    He beat Bit also.
     
  3. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i saw a few of his KOTC fights and they were fun if i recall correctly

    one against Tapia(?) was pretty good
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    The other one was at a fight with a guy outside of a hardware store in Los Angeles. The guy cut in front of me in line and I asked him politely not to and he told me basically where to go so I asked him one more time, he told me where to go so I followed him out to the parking lot and told him I can't believe you did that...whatever...whatever, and he told me where to go once more so I kicked him in the stomach, kneed him in the face and gave him the right hand of death. And then he got up and pulled a knife on me...and I ran [laughs]. But I felt pretty justified about it when it was all over.
     
  7. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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  8. checkii

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    He also whipped some guys ass in a Felony Fights video I posted last week.
     
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    haahahah he has a tapout tattoo

    haahahah

    :rofl:
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    wrong thread :h5:
     
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    Aren't other fighters worried they might catch the gay from him?
     
  13. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Oh shit, haha that dude? Crazy. He seemed like a cool dude.
     
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    I heard he invented the Werdum open hand man slap :noes:
     
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    Shad was supposed to fight my friend Christian Vargas in the last Total Combat venue.
     
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    homoplata?
     
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    lol @ thread title :mamoru:
     
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  23. the guy's just gay. I doubt he's THAT gay.
     
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    good for him. hope he's not shown discrimination when trying to get fights (though i'm sure he will).
     
  25. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Is this the street fighter guy that fought Bang wearing Vans in KOTC and fif Felony Fights?
     

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