US: UFC fighter shows support for gay rights with “Legalize Gay” underpants
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed his support for gay rights during his weigh-in this past weekend.
On Saturday, Kingsbury dropped his shorts during his televised weigh-in, revealing a pair of pink underpants with the words “Legalize Gay” on the back.
Kingsbury ultimately lost the fight against his opponent, announcing his official retirement from fighting after the match.
This move comes from a fighter within an organisation that has a tumultuous history with gay rights.
In 2012, UFC sponsor Anheuser-Busch condemned the organisation for its homophobia, including an incident where a UFC fighter encouraged Japanese fans who do not speak English to repeat phrases including: “I’m a fag.”
Watch the video of the weigh-in at the 25:00 minute mark: