Kayla Harrison no to mma,"not cut out for a world where you get fights based on how pretty you are"

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  1. jjdowns

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    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17277597

    Kayla speaks truth.

    Aren't we sick of the "needle mover" era of mma? Who cares if a fighter has a social media following or is marketable (handsome)?

    Let's have the best fighters fight the other best fighters in the best fights.
     
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    I'm one of Joannas biggest fans but she isn't exactly a 10, sort of true but not really.
     
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    Tell that to Bethe Correia.
     
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    Absolutely. She's DEFINITELY not cut out for a sport where matches are made based on beauty.
     
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    Let me guess, she's ugly?
     
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    No punchy kicky, and that's a fact.
     
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    She's too big to fight in the UFC or even Invicta anyway.
     
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    I thought she was speaking more about Sage & Paige as far as looks go, and Conor and the other trash talkers. She'd probably be a better fit in Invicta, both due to her size and how Knapp handles the fighters there. They don't seem to care as much about trash talking for promotion either.
     
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    It's prizefighting. It will always be this way.

    Boxing is the more established historic sport and it has been like this too since forever. Big draws dictate the terms of the fights. This will never change.

    Boxing and MMA are sports where you only need two interesting fighters to sell a PPV. Or in some cases even only one star fighter smashing unknowns is good enough (Mike Tyson or Ronda Rousey if you want an WMMA example). That's why the entire game will revolve around these fighters (the big draws) because they bring the money in while the rest doesn't. The fighters understand this, the promoters understand this and most fans understand this too.
     
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    I'd be pretty surprised if she can't make 155, and Julie Kedzie (one of Invicta's matchmakers) has said she can fight at LW there if she wants. I'd be shocked if she could make 135, and really don't want to see her try.
     
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    itll always be that way. The ufc is a business, the fights that sell will take precedence over the fights that make sense. It's why the top 2 ppvs in ufc history in terms of buys were headlined by a fight between two guys a weight class apart and a pro wrestler.

    It's also how zuffa managed to turn the ufc into a business seemingly worth $4bn. Rightly or wrongly, it seems we're totally not sick of needle movers dictating fights!
     
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    Sounds like something an ugly chick would say.
     
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    Joanna, Nunes, Cyborg... these WMMA champs could easily moonlight as super models.
     
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    "Not cut out to make a lot of money" is the way I read it.
     
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    She's blatantly ducking MMA now.
     
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    Just like the WWE, the UFC is sports entertainment. Good looks and charisma will allow you to rise to the top of the sport faster than overall talent.
     
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    Cyborg is headlining a card and is only a couple of steps above Hope Solo's personality and snatch
     
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