UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “the Spider” Silva has revealed that people used to believe he was gay.

In an interview with the Brazil edition of Playboy magazine, Silva explained that “a lot of people thought I was gay” growing up.

He said he played dolls with his sisters until he was 14. “I also put on their shoes, wore a dress,” he said.

“And because I am very vain about my appearance, and I have a high voice, a lot of people were sure I was gay,” he added.

The 37-year-old Silva and his wife of over a decade, Dayane, are raising three sons and two daughters.

Silva is ranked the number one middleweight in the world, and has held the title of UFC middleweight champ since 2006.

(Source: Tatame.)