“Two men kissing!” Ex-UFC fighter Nate Marquardt slammed for anti-gay tweet on Twitter

“Two men kissing!” Ex-UFC fighter Nate Marquardt slammed for anti-gay tweet on Twitter

The LGBTQ community is targeting former UFC fighter Nate Marquardt after he sent an anti-gay tweet in response to a commercial that featured two guys kissing with it viral on Twitter

The 43-year-old, who is most known for his 2012 knockout of Tyron Woodley, made the insulting remarks after claiming to have seen the advertisement while watching ESPN+. When he tweeted about seeing a commercial with two men kissing, Nate Marquardt, a former mixed martial artist who participated in the UFC and Strikeforce, faced outrage on social media.

Ex-UFC fighter Nate Marquardt slammed for anti-gay tweet on Twitter

Marquardt referred to the advertisement as “disgusting.” He watched ESPN to see Zac Pauga defeat Jordan Wright by decision and Erin Blanchfield defeat Jessica Andrade by submission. Upon seeing the two guys kissing, he wrote, “Wow terrible ad watching @ESPNPlus with my kids and having to tell them to look away.” The former fighter also added a puking emoji.

The former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion was immediately criticised by fans for the comments, but he stuck to his guns in subsequent tweets. The posts were still visible on his social media page as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Nate seems to have no guilt for his actions.

The Wyoming native, 43, justified himself in later tweets when his comments gained attention on social media. In his writing, he claimed to be “standing up against evil in the media.” “Saying that homosexuality, paedophilia, or fornication is disgusting is not hostile,” he continued. “Silence is not love when the culture glorifies acts that send people to Hell” (1Cor 6:9-11). Protecting children from the terrible, deranged propaganda of this world is not hateful; it is loving. Later, he would argue with people who disregarded his comments and referred to him as a “hateful bigot” and a “homophobe.”

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Marquardt competed in the final Strikeforce fight of 2013 and lost to Tarec Saffiedine by decision. Marquardt was the organization’s welterweight title. In his MMA career, Marquardt had a professional record of 36-20. He last competed in 2021, losing to Valdir Araujo in XXMA 3: Vice City by Knockout. In November 2017, he engaged in his final UFC match.

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