Culinary union accuses the UFC of anti-gay behavior

I gotta hand it to the Culinary Union 226 / Unite Here people … they sure have been putting a lot of effort into meddling with the UFC’s shit. What started off as some questionably effective lobbying against MMA legislation in New York has now turned into a full on campaign that has involved demanding the FTC investigate the UFC (something that’s already happening) and creating a website about Dana White’s pottymouth.

Now they’re trying to stir things up again by sending a letter to Bud Light painting the UFC as ‘anti-gay’. Here’s their proof:

    In recent videos, UFC light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson repeatedly urged Japanese fans to repeat an anti-gay slur.’ The fans, who do not appear to understand English, repeated the anti-gay slur at Jackson’s urging. In one video, Jackson instructed a Japanese man to say, “Goodbye, I want you to piss on my face.”

    In an expletive-filled video rant posted on YouTube.com, UFC president Dana White used an anti-gay slur, saying, “Whoever gave you that quote is a [expletive] and a [expletive] faggot and a [expletive] liar and everything else. He also uttered the “F” word a total of 34 times, the “S” word 4 times, and referred to a female sports journalist as a “[expletive] dumb bitch.”

    According to the Los Angeles Times, “Rampage” Jackson shouted “every conceivable gay slur” at a movie crew member of “The A-Team” who had called him a homophobic epithet. He was also quoted in the article saying, “Acting is kind of gay. It makes you soft.”

    In a recent UFC promotional video, Michael Bisping, a UFC middleweight fighter and coach on the reality television show “The Ultimate Fighter,” screamed an anti-gay slur at his opponent. In a media conference call, Bisping tried to. smear an opposing-coach. on “The Ultimate Fighter” by saying that his opponent had a “gay chiropractor” on his staff.”

    Joe Rogan, who does commentary for televised UFC events, recently used a homophobic slur while referring to a MMA blogger.’ Rogan also to referred to an MMA blogger as a part of the female anatomy. According to sportswriter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Rogan then wrote on a blog, “Never did I imagine that so many people would get their panties in a bunch about the use of the word [expletive] to describe a female blogger.”

    In August, UFC heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was quoted saying that he would not train with gay students. He was quoted in USA Today saying, “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.”

Now you’re not going to catch me pretending that MMA doesn’t have a bit of a problem from time to time when it comes to derogatory language regarding homosexuality. But that’s an issue that’s present across American society in general. In a country where every single Republican candidate for president considers homosexuality a perversion in the eyes of God and Baby Jesus, I think we can all agree there are way bigger fish to fry than the UFC.

I don’t even mind the Culinary Union pointing out this behavior. The more stuff like this comes up now, the sooner the UFC adds a lecture to it’s annual fighter summit entitled ‘Don’t be a homophobe, stupid!’ But this campaign has nothing to do with sticking up for the gays. The Culinary Union is only doing this because they’ve got beef with the non-union Fertitta casinos in Vegas. And trying to manufacture the perception that the UFC is anti-gay over a labour dispute is pretty pathetic.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Wow. What a bunch of faggots.

  • agentsmith

    I’m sure Bud Light will be very disturbed by this since their customer base is so very gay-friendly.

  • SHORT_BUS

    I hope Stations never caves to their demands.

    LOL at the union trying to play gotcha games. They don’t give a shit about the rights of gay people. I bet if you went around to the various union job sites, hall or meetings you could record union members and leaders engaged in the same kind of “hate speech”.

  • steve4192

    “every single Republican candidate for president considers homosexuality a perversion”

    Oh please.

    That is complete bullshit,

    Everyone knows that half of those dudes are closet butt-pirates. They don’t actually believe the shit they are saying. They are just parroting what their political advisers tell them to say. Then they go off to a broom closet and bugger one of their male staffers.

  • Monstrosity

    wait, wasn’t that video of Rampage back when he was in Pride anyways??? and because the UFC employs a guy who says anti gay slurs. it becomes their fault? this just sounds like a bunch of sandy vags whining about their sandy vags

  • ghostboner

    Agentsmith seems to have confused Bud Light with Coors Light, that’s right Coors.

    And lol at the ‘Publican homophopia. What was the name of that Idaho Republican who got busted right in the middle of some airport faggotry?

  • iamphoenix

    idk about anyone else but i laughed at all those quotes like a fucking faggot.

  • SHORT_BUS

    The culinary union looks like a psycho ex girlfriend / boyfriend at this point in the ball game: they are shitting all over the object of their desire. Are they going to key their cars next? Call them at all hours of the night and hang up? Try to run them over with their car?

    Restraining order time…

  • KeyboardWarrior

    They need to change the meaning of the word ‘faggot’ into ‘pussy’ or something like that. And then the word ‘gay’ into ‘faggot’.
    Only then we wouldn’t have these problems.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ shit ive done most of those to cheating bitches before. if she didn’t want to get run down by my s10 she shouldn’t have been such a pole diving slut!

  • Reverend Clint

    what they need to do is quit bitching and make me a fucking sandwich

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406244614 Millie

    You raise some great points, and Spike aldaery runs commercials for Bellator during the credits for UFC shows, so the courtship has aldaery begun. Eventually, Bellator will be on Spike. But in the meantime, they need to keep running UFC as long as they have the ability to. As much as we’d like to think that some time and effort put behind the Bellator product would result in high viewership, the fact is that even you can’t bring yourself to watch it, and I refuse to believe that being in SD has as much to do with it as you lead on. Just like TNA Impact! draws a fifth of the ratings WWE RAW did, Bellator is going to draw a fraction of UFC’s numbers. Because of that, it makes good sense for Spike to run those UFC shows for as long as they have the rights. Hey, there’s a reason they have that clause in the contract. They know damn well that there’s no replacing them, and the best they can hope for is to milk it for all its worth after they leave. That’s good business. Yeah, they’ll eventually get totally behind Bellator (they aldaery have scheduled shows to stream on the Spike website) but those returns are going to be limited.

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