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Ex-WWE star Batista calls Pacquiao ‘idiot’ over gay remarks

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 01:06 AM February 21, 2016
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Former World Wrestling Entertainment star and Filipino-American Dave Bautista slammed Manny Pacquiao for his controversial remarks against homosexuals and same-sex marriage.

Bautista, who is popularly known as Batista during his years in professional wrestling, didn’t hold anything back, calling Pacquiao a “f*****g idiot” after the eight-division boxing champion described gay couples as “worse than animals” in a recent TV interview.

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“My mom happens to be a lesbian so I don’t f*****g take that s**t. I don’t think it’s funny,” said Bautista in an interview with TMZ Sports.

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“If anyone called my mother an animal I’d stick my foot in his ass.”

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Bautista, who has appeared in several films including Guardians of the Galaxy and Spectre, is also known to be a supporter of Pacquiao and was once part of the former WBO welterweight champion’s ring walk during his fight with Ricky Hatton in 2009.

The 47-year-old Bautista also said he still respects Pacquiao, who plans to retire after his third fight with Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas, as a fighter.

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