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Evander Holyfield, a former Heavyweight Champion who made a living knocking opponents around in the ring, pulled no punches this weekend in a controversial clip from UK Celebrity Big Brother.

Speaking to housemate Luisa Zissman, Holyfield referred to the bible and said homosexuality is not a choice. He added that being gay is a "handicap" and the condition can be fixed by a doctor.

In the following footage, the ex-athlete is taken aside and berated by producers for his "inappropriate" comments, which Holyfield acknowledges could be offensive. But he doesn’t offer an apology.

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For the record:

Holyfield has fathered 12 children by six women, has been divorced three times and was held in contempt of court in 2012 for failing to pay over 500K in fatherhood.

He was also accused three years ago of beating his wife because she didn’t put God first.