Today I was thinking about how all of the open LGBTQ fighters in the UFC are women. But this shouldn't be the case. The UFC has a male roster of more than 550 fighters. Many surveys and academic studies estimate the gay population to be between 8% and 10%. Statistically speaking it is highly unlikely that there aren't a handful of UFC fighters who are gay. The question then becomes why are they not open about this? Present day America is one of the most open and accepting societies in world history when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Being openly gay has never been easier, safer, and more tolerated than it is today. So we have to ask ourselves is the MMA community at odds with society at large? Even though mainstream society has normalized the LGBTQ lifestyle, has the MMA community remained stuck in the past with it's views regarding gayness? Do gay UFC fighters think they will be maligned and ostracized if they come out?