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Chances WMMA exists after Rousey?

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  1. BJPenn2012 Banned Banned

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    Nobody will give a shit after Rousey leaves unless PVZ becomes champ
     
  2. BJPenn2012 Banned Banned

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    Still a better fighter than Rousey and every other female fighter on the roster
     
  3. MDX875 Brown Belt

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    I'd still tune in for Joanna Champion and Cyborg
     
  4. Black Blood Purple Belt

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    I think the 115lbers have a future. I think for WMMA thats the sweet spot between skill and looks quite frankly.
     
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    I don't understand why people believe no new stars will show up? Cyborg vs Gina was an exciting event and it had nothing to do with Rousey. There will be events like that indefinitely as long as there are female fighters.
     
  6. sir loin Banned Banned

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    exactly
     
  7. King of Fists Mobile Platinum Member

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    This. Ronda Rousey is Laila Ali, just in the age of social media.
     
  8. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Once the Ronda bubble bursts, it will be gone pretty quick. In a few years people will hardly remember that there ever were women fighting in the UFC. It will kinda be like looking at your high school photos. You look at your hair style and wonder "what was I thinking".
     
  9. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    If anything they would add more wmma classes
     
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    i would prefer to watch a fight that lasts more than 30 seconds as would most people i suspect so i'm going to guess that wmma has a great chance of going further than ronda's career.
    the real question to me is does ronda's movie career exist even 1 day after she retires from mma?
     
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    welcome 2 brazil baby
     
  12. dmtpanic Brown Belt

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    This thread is cute.
     
  13. Estudante Brown Belt

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    just like fedor
     
  14. SocraticMethod Kingmaker

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    I don't think that's accurate. They did an entire season of TUF with female fighters that didn't include Ronda or PVZ. Tate has co-main evented two Fox cards.
     
  15. CoffeeAndBeer OG from 1993

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    Moron, it existed before Ronda.
     
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    They already have an entire women's division that has nothing to do with Ronda. WMMA is here to stay.
     
  17. War Pig Brown Belt

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    There will be a new champion every other month like the men's HW division, at least in the WBW.
     
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    The first time I watched WMMA was the very first Smackgirl show. WMMA has come a long way since then. The number of fights, promotions and female fighters has steadily grown since then. These numbers increased steadily for 10 years before Rousey had her first pro bout. Now, with Rousey's influence on young female athletes out there, I think we'll see even more women entering MMA. I'd say the OP is dead wrong - completely backwards, 180 degrees askew and pointed in the wrong direction. WMMA will continue to grow (even faster now)...and new stars will be born after Rousey retires.

    Jarl
     
  19. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    No doubt. As long as there are chicks like PVZ and Karate Hottie.
     
  20. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't think it is going anywhere, though it will probably wax and wane in popularity like combat sports tend to do.

    Joanna Jedrezhcyszyk is a great example of another female star. She has nowhere near the mainstream appeal of Rousey, but she is developing a hardcore following for sure.
     

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