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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: UFC women's division 'absolutely going to happen' Reply with quote

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/mma/10/23/ronda-rousey

On Tuesday Dana White commented to Sports Illustrated that a Women's UFC division would be happening.

Ronda Rousey will undoubtedly be one of the fighters but thoughts on who else might fight? Who else would you want to see? Or would you even want to watch a women's division? How different, if at all, would it be from the men's competition?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pace of the fight might not be the same as a men's fight, but as far as skill level goes, it should be up there. I'm sure White will do what it takes to quickly cultivate a group of competitive female fighters to make the exciting and fill the seats.

Santos and another gal used to fight quite a bit, but I'm not sure if they still fight or not. Was it Corano, or something like that? They were both pretty fun to watch, and if they still fight, that would help White, too.

All in all, I think this is good for the Martial Arts in general. Kathy Long revolutionized women's Kickboxing years ago. Who knows?...maybe they'll get her and Cynthia Rothrock to commentate?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hope they can keep it from turning into some sexist sideshow. I'm less worried about them "filling seats" as I am with how they fill them.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway, hooray!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anything, what I hope is that they don't restrict the fighters in any way because they're female. Like adjust what techniques they can use and stuff like that.

JusticeZero wrote:
I just hope they can keep it from turning into some sexist sideshow. I'm less worried about them "filling seats" as I am with how they fill them.

I agree, they've got to be market it right and keep it about the combat.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will they have enough women for the long haul?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^It might be slow at first but it'll probably pick up once you have a good setup. Think a lot of competitive women fighters just stick to their respective styles: kickiboxing, BJJ, Judo etc. because there isn't an incentive to go MMA when the opportunities for competing is limited. I'd imagine as well it'd be like men's UFC; once it becomes popular you'll get women specifically wanting to train at MMA gyms.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there are already some lower level organizations that have women competing. White will probably just start plucking the good ones away from them with the offer of bigger purses on a bigger stage with the UFC. Probably won't take long at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is already lower level MMA female fights here in Australia.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yamesu wrote:
There is already lower level MMA female fights here in Australia.

We have them here too in the UK. UFC is a whole new ball game though. Increased funding and exposure and an "international" stage for women's MMA.
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