First openly lesbian fighter signed to UFC

Liz CarmoucheBY HUFFINGTON POST GAY VOICES

Liz Carmouche may know how to knock out her opponents, but now she’s knocking down social barriers as the first openly lesbian fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). MMA fighter Carmouche signed to the UFC on Thursday. She is the first openly gay or lesbian fighter in the organization, The Atlantic reports.

The UFC has had a history tainted with anti-gay sentiment, and some see her joining as a sign of progress.

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