"I know nothing about it," White said of Russia's anti-gay laws last night, after reporters wondered why he chose now of all times to go to Russia. But you can be sure White will learn plenty about it now, especially since he himself has previously be criticized for anti-gay rhetoric: White came under fire in 2009 after he called a journalist a "fucking faggot." White later said that remark was his sole career regret, and the UFC has since created an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policy, a policy that would be illegal in Russia. White and the UFC also suspended announcer Matt Mitrione for anti-trans comments directed at Fallon Fox earlier this year. That suspension and Fallon Fox herself would also be illegal in Russia.