6 gay MMA fighters breaking stereotypes

Monday, December 05, 2016

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.

Those select few are few and far between however, and shouldn’t prevent others from being who they are. Those who disapprove are a dying breed too and the more openly gay fighters who come out the easier it will be for everyone else.

That’s why the following fighters on this list are so important and so brave.

6) Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres is currently ranked at number 4 in the UFC woman’s strawweight division. She was a contestant on TUF 20 where she made it to the quarter finals. Tecia is currently in a relationship with fellow UFC Raquel Pennington who is next on our list.

Tecia Torres
Tecia Torres
Tecia Torres
Tecia Torres

Next: Raquel Pennington