Are Gay men more aggressive in Boxing, MMA and combat sports?

  • Techboxer

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    May 05, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    I have always been aggressive in the ring. icon_twisted.gif Nothing gets my juices flowing more than pounding on the man in front of me that is throwing leather bombs in my direction. icon_mad.gif All of my buds know that I am gay and know I am a PRESSURE fighter. There is a particularly hot former rugby muscle hunk I spar with that I enjoy breaking down and beating on. He outweighs me by 15 to 20 pounds and seems impervious to damage so there are no hard feelings. I even confessed to him that I like beating on him, he laughed. icon_lol.gif Do I or We have something to prove in the ring or is it an individual case by case basis?

    Keep your guard up and come out punching
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    May 05, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    I wouldn't be surprised, conscidering we still are men plus the fact that we have more stress than straight guys could play in effect...but idk lol, I'm not a fighter :i
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    May 05, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    I d kick some ass in the MMA... fo sure.
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    May 05, 2010 6:13 PM GMT
    Yes we are, and we are sneakier and more evasive, as well as more aware of what is going on... i think it comes from hiding as younger queerlings.
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    May 05, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    Ive been involved in MMA for over 5 years and love the hell outta the sport ... it really gets rid of stress and a really good workout
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    May 05, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    As a Sports Medicine Physician I have noticed
    this trend. There are several reasons for this.
    I have noticed an increase in aggressiveness in gay males involved in MMA, which is a combination of:
    1. Psychological need to prove they're as good as straight fighter
    2. Effects of androgens to which many expose themselves in order to
    increase muscle mass
    3. Natural unconscious desire to win/beat and be desired/admired/accepted
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    May 05, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    Ooh, this is going to get interesting.
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    May 05, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    I won't dismiss that being gay and having to prove yourself in a combat sport, could bring out more motivation/agression in some guys. But I don't know if it's an overall trend.

    For me, being gay has little to do with the agression I dig out for a fight. I think it has more to do with other sides of your personality plus getting in the right mood before a fight.
    I proved myself in the sport before anyone knew I was gay (probably before I was sure of it myself). sure, I can be tough and agressive, but I've certainly met lots of straight opponents who were just as agressive or even more insane LOL
    Now though, I'm more of a sneaky old guy, using less power and more cunning and experience, and generally just having fun sparring with the youngbloods LOL
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    May 05, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
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    I'm less afraid to use eye contact and "sexual energy" to mind-fuck my straight opponents.
  • Techboxer

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    May 05, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    Good points guys, I'm like Judoguy, I was aggressive icon_twisted.gif long before I came out to my buds. I never felt a need to prove myself in the ring. I simply was better because of my ability to adapt. If I get tagged with a good punch from a combo, it can't be done on me again. icon_cool.gif As I get older I do get craftier, I am able to use less effort to frustrate my ring opponents.

    There is another part of me that wonders what goes through their minds like . . . I thought this guy was supposed to like guys. He is kicking my ass!
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    May 05, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    Well, that's why I'm mentioning it's 'unconscious', lol.

    In any case those are trends I am noticing as an outsider, it obviously doesn't apply to every case, much like we can't say 'gay men are faster and sneakier'.
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    May 05, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    I definitely think it has a lot to do with having something to prove...I LOVE intimidating straight guys.

    Plus, getting beat up by a girl in middle school left a mark.
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    May 06, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Techboxer said . . . I thought this guy was supposed to like guys. He is kicking my ass!


    Submission via tapout is the hottest part of seeing a straight guy turned out on the mat. There's something sweet about tapout that says "Ok, you win, you can fuck me now."
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    May 06, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI definitely think it has a lot to do with having something to prove...I LOVE intimidating straight guys.


    This.

    One of the main reasons I've focused time and energy on getting my skills up to par on the football field. It's kinda funny, when I was in the closet, I didn't care if I was bad....the second I came out, I started practicing harder, going to more pick-up games, and joining a second league to improve. Now, most teams have to put one (or two) of their best guys on me if I'm on offense...my defensive abilities still need work, though.
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    May 06, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    GAMRican said6162008100234AM_jiujitsuisnotgay.jpg

    I'm less afraid to use eye contact and "sexual energy" to mind-fuck my straight opponents.


    ROTFL the picture reminds me of things guys say in my shop all the time.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 06, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    I don't get the whole thing about causing someone else pain. I love watching hot MMA guys fighting. Watching almost-naked guys grapple turns me on, as do the bare feet. George St Pierre's little shorts are hot too, on him. I'm in health care and I get to XRay hot guys when they do stupid things, like losing at arm wrestling by sustaining a spiral fracture of their humerus. My issue with MMA is that you should not be able to punch when a guy is down. If he's on his feet, he's a boxer. If you pulled him down to the mat, then he's a wrestler, and so you both should be.
  • lozano86

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    May 06, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    Who's gay in MMA or UFC? Which popular fighters are? I wanna know what there opponents think
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 06, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Saw an interview with one really hot guy who looked str8 until he said GSP looked hot in his shorty shorts. Should have taken notes, sorry.
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    May 06, 2010 11:31 AM GMT
    Had a high level of aggressiveness at an early age, which led to a high level of performance in contact sports in high school and in undergrad (which is where I got into boxing).

    Went through the standard martial arts training in the Marines, got hooked on MMA and started training privately with a small school (or group of fellow Marines in Iraq).

    It's saved my life, quite frankly. I had a little anger management issue before this, and it's amazing how hitting people in the face goes a long way to make me a lamb outside of the cage.

    Not sure how much being gay entered into it, but I am generally a little scary-intense in the gym, and sometimes it's a plus to tell a big dumb meathead that he got his ass kicked by a fag.
  • Boxerguy000

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    May 06, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    I think that when you're gay you strive a little harder to show the straight men that you are just as tough as them, or quite possibly tougher. I wouldn't say that I am more aggressive, I just get into the punching action and enjoy being able to punch another dude legally.icon_wink.gif
  • Techboxer

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    May 07, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    When I first got into boxing I thought to myself... "I'm the ultimate insult to a straight man's ego," I'm a fag that can fight and kick ass. But now that I've been sparring with straight guys for over 12 years and befriended them it's the farthest thing from my mind. However I'm still waiting to hear one of them tell me I'm too rough in the ring, LOL
  • Techboxer

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    May 24, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    Two months ago after sparring with my buddie 'M' I overheard him telling our trainer. "I hit him harder than I've ever hit any man and he didn't even blink. What's he made of?" I smiled deep within. And the other day I mentioned this particular topic to my one of my other buds 'D'. He said "Oh yeah! Without a doubt gay guys are definitely more aggressive when it comes to sports." Now I know why it doesn't surprise him when I come after him hard in the ring. Truth to be told... I feel MORE alive when I'm in the ring fighting/sparring against them. Sexuality doesn't even come into play. I'm running on a sustained adrenaline high that makes me want more. When I push them they push back making me work harder and so on.

    Keep your guard up and come out punching.
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    May 25, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    Although I'm not a boxer, I've always thought the best men in contact sports were gay or bi (or closeted). It's only logical that a gay or bi man would enjoy the contact more than a completely straight man, and put more effort into being the best.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    May 29, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    hell yeah we r or at least i am. there is nothing better then knocking the shit out of a straight guy on the football field and him not getting up. then i know i did my job right. and if they dont like its WHO IS NEXT is my motto.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 29, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    wow, as a real artist for 27 years now, i would never fight. blows my mind that this thread exists. I love real jock.. i have actually found other gay closeted medalists in karate and kung fu.

    i just couldnt imagine being in a ring. straight gay guy girl doesnt matter. I believe the best martial artist in ranks now is female and i know a fucked up fast and furious transgender 4th degree black belt. it doesnt matter if its gay or straight if you hit me, you wont a second time.