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TUF's Raquel Pennington on being a gay athlete

Undefeated Cat Zingano, left, at weigh-ins against bantamweight

Undefeated Cat Zingano, left, at weigh-ins against bantamweight opponent Raquel Pennington at Invicta FC 3 in Kansas City, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2012) (Credit: Invicta FC/Esther Lin)

Raquel Pennington, a contestant on the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter," talks about what it's like to be a gay fighter and the struggles she faced telling her family.

Watch the clip embedded below.

(Newsday's app and mobile users can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Cq1yMxqyk)

Tags: the ultimate fighter , tuf 18 , raquel pennington , video , ufc , women's mma

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