UFC President Dana White has reiterated his support for gay marriage.

In expressing support for the recent coming out of mixed martial arts fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC President Dana White reiterated his support for gay marriage.

Carmouche, currently the #7-ranked female MMA fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings, publicly came out gay over the summer.

“After having to keep that aspect of my life secret while I was in the military, I realized that it wasn't the person I wanted to be,” she said. “I wanted to be open and honest about it and take the risk rather than hiding it.”

“I love what she did,” White said of Carmouche. “I know I have the big 'homophobe' persona and people think I'm some homophobe. I'm the furthest thing from it. I think it's ridiculous. It's 2013 and the government tells two people they can't marry each other. Who is the government to tell two people who say they love each other they can't be married? It's ridiculous.”

“I applaud that she came out and that she's the first one. Good for her. I hope more do. It doesn't bother me one bit. Shouldn't bother anyone else either.”