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Dana White Loves That Liz Carmouche Is Open About Her Sexuality

Bringing female fighters into the UFC continues to make history for the promotion. When Liz Carmouche (7-2) signed her UFC contract, she became the first openly bisexual fighter in the company’s history. UFC president Dana White couldn’t be more excited about having Carmouche and her beliefs on display for the world to see.

“I love it,” said White on The Jim Rome Show. “I think what it’s going to take is it’s going to take some brave people. If you are gay, you’re going to have to be brave, and you’re going to have to come out say it.”

White has been the subject of discussion after a 2009 video surfaced of him using derogatory terms that mentioned gay people. He has since apologized and said it was his only regret since joining the promotion over a decade ago.

Carmouche challenges Ronda Rousey (6-0) for her UFC bantamweight title next at UFC 157. They will meet in the first ever female MMA fight for the UFC when they headline the February 23 card from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

“I’m happy to have her,” said White. “She’s our first openly gay fighter and I hope more [come out].”