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This Buds For You! – Budweiser Warns UFC Fighting, Stop The Anti-Gay Slurs Or We Stop Sponsoring You

Anheuser-Busch, the primary sponsor of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), and longtime sponsor of the LGBT Community is chastising the popular mixed martial arts league for anti-gay remarks that have been made by some of its fighters.

We’ve communicated to the UFC our displeasure with certain remarks made by some of its fighters, and they have promised to address this. If the incidents continue, we will act,” the brewer said in a statement. A-B, which did not elaborate on potential actions, also stated that it “embraces diversity and does not condone insensitive and derogatory comments rooted in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, etc.” The rebuke comes as the UFC is gaining mainstream exposure through support from major advertisers and a long-term TV deal with Fox that includes live prime-time matches. In a statement to Ad Age, UFC said: “With over 425 athletes on our roster, there have unfortunately been instances where a couple athletes have made insensitive or inappropriate comments. We don’t condone this behavior, and in no way is it reflective of the company or its values.”

Well one of those “fighters” also happens to be  UFC President Dana White:  who had been quoted in the past saying to a reporter:  “You don’t even know what the fuck you’re talking about and to write a story that says, `Oh, and here’s a quote from a guy who wanted to remain anonymous because of fear of repercussions from the,’ shut the fuck up! Any fucking guy that won’t put his name on it, first of all, whoever gave you that quote is a pussy and a fucking faggot and a fucking liar and everything else, whoever gave you that quote.”

Other UFC incidents include:

*  An undated video linked on unfitforchildren.org, in which UFC fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson urges a Japanese-speaking fan to say: “I’m a fag.”

*  In August, UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was quoted saying that he would not train with gay students. What if the gay person has that malice of having physical contact with me, of staying there grappling?

*  In a video UFC posted on YouTube, Michael Bisping, a UFC middleweight fighter and coach on the reality television show “The Ultimate Fighter,” screamed an anti-gay slurs at his opponent and in another video Bisping said that his opponent on “The Ultimate Fighter” had a “gay chiropractor” on his staff.

Thank you Budweiser for standing up and doing something about UFC and it’s anti-gay ways.

UFC  is nothing but human cock fighting…. and not in a good way.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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