It’s been about three months since the last season of TUF ended. That’s three full months of tossing, turning and pulling your hair out wondering about Nick Ring’s sexual orientation. We need to get closure on Nick Ring’s potential homosexuality so we can move on with our llives and stop punishing ourselves for not knowing the answer.
A recent interview by Fighter’s Only finally gets us closer to closure on this:
“People call me ‘Light in Loafers’ and so on. Honestly, I don’t really care. Either you’re tough or you’re not. You can act as tough as you want to; all that matters is what you do in the ring. I’m not all about the tattoos or pit bulls or tight TapouT t shirts. The only place you’re going to prove yourself is in the cage. As far as the attitude goes, I’m there to have fun. I think too many MMA fighters are all about trying to play the part and not enough about the training and the conditioning. It is competition but there’s no reason to act like a jackass the rest of the time and I think too many guys do. I know what I can do in the ring so i don’t care what other people think. Does it matter how I act outside the ring, or does it matter how I act inside the ring? The fight is actually what matters. They tried to portray me as a kind of gay guy or whatever. I thought it was funny and my friends back home all laughed”
“You had Yager on the show. He was very homophobic and he was also a big germ freak. They didn’t show that part. He’d complain about people not washing their hands or reaching in to the fridge. I poked a lot of fun at him that way. I would kind of have fun with some of the guys, especially if they were really quirky like Yager was. It was pretty easy. I like Yager. He was fun to live with. He was really homophobic and they started calling me gay so I started acting gay. I was like, ‘Ok fine. You want gay – I’ll give you gay.’
So there you have it. Nick Ring is clearly…well, we still don’t really know do we? He never answered the question. Nick told ‘Fighter’s Only’ he was ‘with a bunch of friends cruising on a houseboat’ while doing the interview. Now if he said he was cruising on a houseboat with some friends playing soduku and watching the musical South Pacific, it would be much more conclusive. He didn’t though, so all we really know is if you want gay, Nick will surely give it to you. [Source]