Wmma?

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  1. mxkey

    mxkey Blue Belt

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    I'm all for it. Chicks wanna fight? I wanna watch them. So whats the big deal? Most of the criticism you hear about WMMA is sexist BS like saying they're too frail to fight or their not athletic enough to be entertaining. I just think its crazy especially considering a fighter like Rousey would school 90% of the average joes she meets on the street her size and 99.9% of the guys who post on sherdog forums.
    Another criticism I hear is that the divisions are too shallow and that the talent is drastically sub par. Rousey is an outstanding ground technician but her stand up definitely needs work. To this point I can agree but only to a certain extent. No fight fan today would look back at the early UFCs and Prides and complain about the fighters not being well rounded enough, although clearly they weren't. You use to see the old school guys winging punches with their chins up and eyes closed, tapping out to hand chokes and guillotines from side control but we understood that the sport was still young and the fighters were still developing so we gave them a pass. Not to mention, despite the lack of skills they were still able to put on very entertaining shows. The situation with WMMA is no different. WMMA is still young and just needs time to develop and a promotion to bring their fights to the fans. Thats whats happening now with the UFC, and WMMA has nowhere else to go but up.
    The way I see it WMMA can only do good for the UFC by drawing new fans and new demographics (women/pervs). I find it hard to believe that fans will stop watching the UFC completely just because they have an objection to WMMA. So why the hate? If you don't like WMMA thats cool, dont watch it. No need to get all up in arms about it. Personally, I'm an mma fan and I think watching a really technical ground fighter like Frank Mir can be just as entertaining as watching a really technical ground fighter like Ronda Rousey. Chicks wanna fight? Let them fight.
     
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  2. Getulio

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    If all female fighters were like Cyborg and Ronda, that would be awesome. But they're the exception, sadly.
     
  3. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    First off, I'm outraged that you stole my sig. Secondly, what makes you conclude that wmma would draw in female viewers? What other female sport has done that?
     
  4. I Hate You

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    Yeah, I think chicks should be allowed to fight too, but only after they've finished their chores.
     
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    Let the gals fight.
     
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    Snakesolidsnake Purple Belt

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    This is my only gripe about it. The divisions are so weak and shallow, I really don't see women staying the UFC for long. How many challengers on Ronda's level can they find, especially if Cyborg can't make 135?
     
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    More women will get into the sport as time passes, especially with the mainstream publicity the UFC will bring. Its shallow now but give it time.
     
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    I like Invicta better than UFC. Dana White and UFC fans make me dislike UFC strongly.
     
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    The amount of awesomeness in this statement is ungodly.
     
  11. mxkey

    mxkey Blue Belt

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    Well that goes without saying.
     
  12. mxkey

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    All of them, not in any great number but every fan counts.
    PS: I'm changing my sig as soon as I can think of one. No need to outrage.
     
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  13. mxkey

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    Thats the whole point of my post dude. WMMA is young, these things take time to develop. There are tons of female martial artist out there who probably don't even know they can make money and become famous doing it. And if Ronda has to crush cans for two years before it happens so what? It will only make her that much more marketable, which is good for the sport.
     
  14. mxkey

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    Your missing a lot of sick fights fuming over Dana and the fans.
     
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    ? You either need to look up the word "awesome" or "ungodly".
     
  16. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    Negative, women like perving over male athletes just like guys enjoy perving over Honda. wmma offers nothing to female viewers other than substandard fights. No female sports have a large female following as far as I'm aware.
     
  17. OldManGrip

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    for some people its about depth, but for others its bc most men can beat up women or some weird jacked up thought process. I dont care i just like to watch fights
     
  18. OldManGrip

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    invicta is great
     
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    watching girls act like dudes except nowhere near as good? think i will pass. my wife has no interest in it either so there lol
     
  20. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    I don't think that's jacked up. I'm a 6'1 average guy, not particularly tough; but I'm sure I could beat down half of those women. Why would I wanna watch people do something who are even worse at it than I am?
     

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