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UFC fighter Anderson Silva wants you to know that, despite any speculation surrounding his sexuality, he's not gay. At least, he doesn't think that he's gay. In a recent issue of the Brazilian magazine Trip, Silva admitted that he gets asked about whether or not he's gay quite a bit. But he said that he always gives the same vague answer when people ask him.
"Sometimes people think I'm gay," he said. "A lot of people have asked me if I'm gay. I answer, 'Look, not to my knowledge. But I'm still young, it could be that in the future, I'll find out that I'm gay.' I take good care of my things, I put everything in a bag, I use soap, I put on a cream after training. People think it's capricious. To each his own. Doesn't mean you're more man or less man, more gay or less gay."
Silva also said that there are a lot of gay fighters who take part in MMA. He claimed they just haven't come out yet.
"Nowadays, it's so silly to not express your feelings," he said. "As long as you respect peoples' spaces and respect their limits. You have to live your life in peace and no one has anything to do with that. I would train with a gay man. As long as he respected me, it's all right. I don't think much of it. The fact that a guy is gay doesn't mean he's going to accost you. He can be gay, have a relationship, live among guys who aren't gay. He can do whatever he wants with his private life."
Elsewhere in the interview, Silva also spoke about the racism that he's encountered over the years in Brazil, his love for ballet, and a variety of other things. And the Trip cover featured him paying tribute to Muhammad Ali's classic 1968 Esquire cover:
Check out some more highlights from Silva's interview here.