Fox Sports analyst and newly-crowned UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping called rival Luke Rockhold a “faggot”, following their fight at UFC 199, Saturday:
Fucking knocked you out twice now, faggot!
You may recall:
- Rajon Rondo was forced to grovel incessantly for calling referee Bill Kennedy a “faggot”:
From the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry for what I said to Bill. There is no place on or off the court for language that disrespects anyone’s sexual orientation. That is not who I am or what I believe and I will strive every day to be a better person.
- Tracy Morgan was forced to grovel incessantly for telling gay jokes:
Morgan has taken another step in his apology tour for his June 3rd homophobic rant in Nashville, Tennessee, appearing in that city to meet with Kevin Rogers, the man who initially reported the rant on Facebook, and issuing a heartfelt apology at a press conference organized by GLAAD.
However, there are 2 factors at play that will help Bisping avoid a similar fate:
- (1) Bisping is beloved by the MMA media, which– even more so than legitimate forms of journalism– heavily relies on sucking up to celebrities like Bisping.
- (2) Literally everyone hates Luke Rockhold.
So kudos to Bisping for getting away w/ it.