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Video: Nick Ring – Oh No You Didn’t!

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Nick Ring will likely never get away from the insinuations that he is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that), even though he  has a girlfriend and he and several of his teammates on the show have stated on numerous occasions that he put on the somewhat feminine persona while he was on The Ultimate Fighter to screw with homophobic superheel, Jamie Yager.

In Ring’s defense, he’s taking the rumors like a champ (no homo) and rolling with the punches.

Here’s what he said about the act on his recap of the episode that started the snowball rolling:

"So here I am, it’s late and I am now happy and feeling good about my massage. My lower back is feeling good and it is definitely thanking me and I go to the washroom to brush my teeth and get ready for bed and McCray and Yager decide it is time for them gang up on me and "have a talk".
From their bedroom, McCray loudly asks me a loaded question that goes a little bit like "Hey Ring, Why would you get a massage from a dude at 3 AM?" I knew exactly where he was trying to go with this one so I thought fuck it – I’ll play, so I answered "because I’m a big queer".
They started laughing hard in disbelief at my remark, and I walked into their room and leaned my shoulder up against the doorway while I flossed my teeth.
I knew that my reply would likely take most of the wind out of their sails but being the couple of Neanderthals they are, they relented by saying that I’m standing gay and tried telling me that I need to change my posture blah blah blah. I just thought it was funny so just poured it on more until they dropped it…

I didn’t realize how funny that would actually look on camera, but I was just kind of doing my thang. Me and my friends always joke around like this and I guess some people aren’t used to that, I got labelled a queer in the house pretty fast due to some of the shit that comes out of my mouth hahaha. I wasn’t really too bothered by it though, I know who I am and my friends back home know me and will just laugh about it anyway.
All I can say is that some people look intimidating and some don’t and I guess I fall into the second category. But then again, I don’t spend a lot of time trying to look hardcore like a lot of MMA fighters, I been doing this long enough to realize that there are two types of guys out there. There are the guys who act tough and then there are guys who are tough. Acting tough and being tough are two completely different things and when I got into the house it didn’t take me to long to figure out who was going to be tough and who was just posing."

He had a pretty good point, considering Yager lost all of the fights that mattered on the show and he beat eventual winner Court McGee before being forced out of the competition with a knee injury. 

Well, the bright side of his act is he now has a brand new fanbase, but unfortunately they are mostly men who want his jockstrap to strain their tea through.

If he wants to shake his effeminate image, the first thing Nick needs to do is scrap his "The Promise" Ring monicker. Perhaps he could use "Lord of the" or "King of the" instead.

I have to admit, if I didn’t know any better, I too might have thought he really was gay (not that there would have been anything wrong with that).

Even his Facebook profile pic maintains the facade:

Don’t feel bad if he bamboozled you. Even "gay blog" (insert name of MMA website you hate here), which can be found by a quick google search of "Is Nick Ring Gay," is unsure whether or not Ring bats for the other team.

"Nick Ring, a competitor on the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is either openly gay or so comfortable with his sexuality that he doesn’t care if everyone else thinks he gay. After all, no other MMA fighter, when asked if he was gay, would answer, “No, but my boyfriend is.” Nor would they have several stereotypical gay mannerisms down pat so well that it looks like it’s them, not an act."

Ring’s TUF 11 teammate Brad Tavares sets the record straight (no pun intended) in his own blog for MMAJunkie.

"Now, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m sure Nick’s behavior in the staredown helped you realize that he’s a little bit different. In all honesty, [Jamie] Yager was very homophobic around Nick, and Nick used to chase him around the house in his boxers just to freak him out.
I knew that Ring was a good fighter, and as my roommate, I learned that he was a very intelligent guy. It’s just the role he plays. If you want to call Nick gay, then he’ll act that way, and that’s exactly what he did. In his interview to get in the show, they asked Nick about some of his effeminate mannerisms. He told them, “I’m not gay. My boyfriend is.” That’s just who he is. He has a real dry sense of humor, and he’s going to be himself, and he doesn’t care. He’s a good fighter, and he can back it up."

*editor’s note: Apparently Ring and Yager have settled their differences, now that "The Chosyn 1" knows Nick is straight and that he wasn’t really fixing to part his afro.

Yager posted this comment on a link to the "Oh No You Didn’t! video castmate Rich Attonito posted on Nick’s wall:

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fatbellyfrank- September 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm
@RwR sorry man, sarcastic comment, but yeah I had trouble typing that even if just for a funny
dranokills- September 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Ballkick Says:
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 17:31

I am only looking forward to Nick fighting in the UFC and kicking some ass. I know he is a great fighter and all this skills will prove that.
As far as his sexual orientation goes, I could care less.
I believe that if Nick had a do-over in TUF he would not choose the "gay angle" again, but at this juncture that is a moot point.
I thought this was Cage Potato a site for MMA and MMA related news, not
I hope one of his first fights in the UFC is against Court as I think him winning that decision needs to be clarified once and for all. My bet is he dominates Court and wins by stoppage the next go around.
Reality check over here please.
Dude Nick couldn't beat his own dick, much less beat Court Mac.
nickyroose- September 9, 2010 at 11:25 am
That video is hilarious. I hope Nick is gay and comes out. Being gay does not make you a bad fighter. Being a bad fighter makes you a bad fighter. I know a gay dude was Captain of the Football team in high school. Fool was tough as nails. He just happens to prefer the cock. But hey this isn't a chick fucking contest it's a motha-fuckin' throwdown. Everything else is TMZ bullshit. And for you homophobes out there you ain't bad. When you're in the shit you could care less about dick/pussy preference.
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 10:29 am
Bisexuals are women. There is no half-way for men. You are or you aren't.
Fried Taco- September 9, 2010 at 9:43 am
Geez, people, it's like you've never heard of bisexuals before.
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 9:02 am
I honestly don't care what the answer is about Ring either way, because he looked like he had some pretty good skills before his ligamenth got looth. But let's not pretend that this all started because of all of our collective homophobic curiosity. We are all curious because Nick Ring made us curious with his over-the-top act. Maybe Jaime Yaeger started it, but I think we all would have left it at a few laughs at the midnight massage and let it be after that if Nick didn't necourage this conversation. So we are curious - is he, or isn't he? Doesn't mean it effects us in any way. But he brought this on himself by acting like that, and then not really addressing the topic that he brought to the forefront. I suppose it gets him press, though, which keeps attention on him.

@ O Chan - let's not forget boxing's resident fudge packer - ODLH.
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 8:50 am
@ FBF - forget the sexuality stuff - did you just call Gus Johnson a 'respected commentator'?
Stak40- September 9, 2010 at 8:25 am
I dont care if he is gay or straight but to say its an act is bullshit. During the TUF season when he got injured and was talking to Tito, he had no reason to "act" gay but he appeared more flaming then ever. Some guys just have feminine characteristics. You may be surprised how much pussy they get. Nick Ring appears to be one of them...or he is a homo. Either way nobody wants to get their ass kicked by a guy who is or naturally acts gay.
J-Dog- September 9, 2010 at 8:13 am
Wow, this is a pretty old topic....

Anyway - he's still gay. Didn't deny it, and said his boyfriend was gay. He should come out and cash in, as has been said previously.
Ballkick- September 9, 2010 at 7:31 am
I am only looking forward to Nick fighting in the UFC and kicking some ass. I know he is a great fighter and all this skills will prove that.
As far as his sexual orientation goes, I could care less.
I believe that if Nick had a do-over in TUF he would not choose the "gay angle" again, but at this juncture that is a moot point.
I thought this was Cage Potato a site for MMA and MMA related news, not
I hope one of his first fights in the UFC is against Court as I think him winning that decision needs to be clarified once and for all. My bet is he dominates Court and wins by stoppage the next go around.
O Chan- September 9, 2010 at 7:21 am
Let's face it, as far as professional sports in general go, homo is a no-go. No athlete in any of the major professional sports (except maybe Tennis... and rugby) will ever be openly gay. Do I think that there are no gays in the NFL or the MLB (*cough*A-Rod*Cough*)? Of course not.

So here's my 2-cents. Right now, MMA, while constantly growing in popularity and practically casting a shadow over the once-dominant boxing. It is still seen by most media-outlets (and especially in NY) by politicians as a barbaric spectacle. I mean, seriously, with the exception of a 10 second knockout or Fedor tapping, when was the last time you saw an MMA high-light on SportsCenter? They'll show Tiger Woods making a 2-foot putt for a double eagle before they show Frankie Edgar take apart BJ Penn for the second time. I'm not saying that MMA has an image problem, but to those outside of the community, they see muscle-heads in Ed Hardy screaming at two guys in a cage beating the crap out of each other. Top it off with incidents like the CBS Strikeforce "scuffle", and, well, let's just say they're willing to overlook the fact that the other combat sport's most recognizable figure heads is a convicted rapist, a convicted murder (okay, technically it was manslaughter), and most recently a racist (that's Tyson, Don King, and Floyd Mayweather I am referring to... Just in case you were living in a cave for the past 20 years). I hate to say it, but my mom was right, you can't judge a book by it's cover. Granted, this was her way of saying "just because Amber is hot, doesn't mean there isn't anything going on inside", the same can be applied for how most people view MMA. In other words, there's more two it than two people beating on each other inside a cage.

For being around less than 2-decades, this sport has grown into a Billion-dollar empire. MMA is to sports what Apple is to consumer electronics, on the cutting edge and always evolving. Key word here: "evolving". My point is, when you have knuckleheads in the media like Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon openly criticizing MMA for being barbaric every time the topic happens to fall into their laps on a slow sports day, do you really think having an openly gay MMA fighter will be bad for the sport?

Okay, I'm not naive. I know about 80% of the fans, Brock Lesnar, Koschek, and the Diaz brothers will act as expected. Not to mention terms like "ground and pound", "rear-naked choke" and "taking someone's back" will probably be followed by a few snickers (remember, BJJ practitioners, it's not gay unless you make eye contact). If a fighter was to come out, he'd be an idiot not to expect that. And hopefully he'll be able to possess the skills to overshadow his sexual-orientation. If all goes as planned, Dana will see this as an opportunity to strike a blow (no pun intended) to all of MMA's critics. Something to the effect of "Yeah, we may be a barbaric sport, but unlike the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, MLS, and WNBA, we are not a bunch of homo-phobs... Okay, may not unlike the WNBA, but you guys get my point". And thus set up TUF 15: Provincetown Vs. San Francisco. Sure, our sport may still be labeled as "human cock-fighting" (pun intended), but at least we can look them straight in the eye and say "at least we're socially progressive, bitch!" followed by a hand to the face a la Nick Ring and walk away.

So that's my two cents... And for the record, I love pussy not cock... Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just sayin'.
Under Banga- September 9, 2010 at 5:27 am
Enuff speculation .Check his highlight reel after the no no vid .The kid is a violent monster!! An thats all that matters round ere.Eh Francis
Charming Charlie- September 9, 2010 at 2:18 am
I'm glad he's making it so frustrating for you fossils. His sexual orientation, as far as The Ultimate Fighter and his greater MMA career is concerned, is irrelevant. We shouldn't give a shit, nor should we give in to the locker room anxiety and wonder aloud whether he is, "not that it matters." It's Chuck Liddel's hairstyle or performance on Dance with the Washups. Nick Ring's orientation is even less relevant than what War Machine is tweeting from jail or how Stevia impacts the phychology and physiology of Dan "Shazaam" Quinn.
2DaDeath- September 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm
Or Brock Lesnar. That would be insane!
fatbellyfrank- September 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm
^ or say, a respected commentator like Gus Johnson, that would be........Oh, wait a minute.........I'll get back to you on this one
2DaDeath- September 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm
If Nick Ring really is a homo, it's whatev's. It's not like it would make a difference considering how he carries himself.

Now if a man's man like Dan Severn came out of the closet... THAT would blow my mind!
jimbonics- September 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm
Fags lay in bed with FagHags all the time. His chiseled jaw was shaped by years of cocks smacking him upside the face.
fatbellyfrank- September 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm
Does anyone REALLY care if hes a turd burglar or not? as long as hes not trying to slip me a steamy tube steak I dont give a fuck what he does in his spare time. The only way we'll know for sure is if someone(any volunteers?) give him a blow job, and if they taste shit on his dick we know he loves the cock
Chri534.- September 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm
I think he's about as gay as The Silverback and The Filthy Mauler.
2DaDeath- September 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm
Was this article supposed to clarify if Nick Ring is or isn't a butt buccaneer? Or just discuss how frustrating it is not knowing?
dranokills- September 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Patrick Says:
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 03:50

Haha...Oh drainokills, you poor oblivious bastard....
"Guilty dog barks loudest"
You obviously don't understand the meaning of that saying, because according to that saying YOU are the guilty dog.
Look it up, homo.
says the hemophiliac who would bleed out. sounds HIV-like to me bruuuu.
As for "guilty dog barks first" that would be about nick ring declaring how NOT gay he is...months after nobody cared anymore.
Because I called him out on it doesn't make it apply to me, that is just some crazy shit you pulled out your ass.
Look you obviously can't rationalize shit with your nose in the air holding it so it doesn't bleed, go back to bed soft-tail.

where is that bag of dicks.....oh there they are.....IN YOUR MOUTH. Good job.
RwilsonR- September 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm
@ fiveforfive - I thought the exact same thing when MRuss posted Ring's response a few days back after I questioned him about it when he said Ring was straight in his podcast. Never once in any of that did Ring say he wasn't gay, or that he likes women, or that he is hetero. Never once. In fact, he kinda goes out of his way to avoid giving a direct answer.

In fact, just imagine the response that a gay guy would give when asked about trying to freak out homophobic guys in a TUF house, and Ring's repsonse is exactly how I imagine a gay guy would respond.

I also don't think the picture proves anything. Someone claimed it is his fiance, but until I see an interview with Nick saying as much, I think he left more questions than he gave answers.

Not that there is anything wrong with it.

I guess that along wih 'how Chandella got her job', and 'how Tito Ortiz ever had a fanbase,' this question will remain unanswered.
Patrick- September 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm
Well I'm a hemophiliac so I'd implore you not to do the "stop hitting yourself" routine lest I bleed out and you go to jail for murder (manslaughter at least). Nobody wins.
Almost North- September 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm
I'm big fan of "NUH UHHH" or "Takes one to know one" but nothing beats the much-feared "stop hitting yourself" maneuver.
fatbellyfrank- September 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm
@ eyesredasfedor,So izzy a fucken poofta or wot