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Women and their boyfriend coaches

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  1. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Ronda is in the minority. It seems it might actually be that most of the other girls have their boyfriends as coaches (Betche) or the one who got them into mma (Davis).

    Like, is it just the low level in the evolution stage we're at in women's mma? Part of Ronda's edge could just be that she simply wants this 100% for herself, and not somewhat doing it for someone else.
     
  2. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Sam Alvey has his wife in his corner and is doing pretty well. Is this the end of male MMA?

    I'm not even sure the majority of wmma fighters is straight, so saying most of them are cornered by their boyfriends is most likely not true.
     
  3. Ogata Silver Belt

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    I don't like the idea of being a bf and a coach. Look at Thaigo Silvas wife and his coach. Its conflict of interest and Freddy Roach talked about NEVER mixing friendship and coaching in to one mix.
     
  4. TIMELESS TRUTH Time Traveler

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    What's your point? If Ronda is in the minority, then Sam Alvey is an even smaller statistic.
     
  5. yookfarb Red Belt

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    yeah, looking at Jojo, I'm not getting behind any gal with a boyfriend coach

    I also don't think moms like McMann or Cat are cut out for being UFC champs either
     
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    I think you're right in that it doesn't seem ideal, and it could be one more thing Ronda's favour, but in the grander scheme of Ronda's advantages, I doubt it's a big one (compared to a lifetime of competition experience, athletic prowess etc).
     
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    if tate was mine id corner her too. make sure she doesnt pop an impant
     
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    McMann, Jojo(ex-bf though).

    Edmond gets awfully close to Ronda.
     
  9. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    The only man who wants out of the friendzone more, but is forcefully trapped there tighter, is Ser Jorah himself.
     
  10. Mpower Red Belt

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    Cat Zingano's late husband as well.
     
  11. RightKnee Blue Belt

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    i think eduard did ronda at one point.
     
  12. Sole Sole Calibur

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    Nakai's boyfriend is her coach too.
     
  13. OldBoy91 Black Belt

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    You see this all the time in women's sports. It happens a lot in Tennis too, which can be slightly creepy as a lot of times the guys have been coaching them since they were little girls.

    It's not a great idea imo, especially in mma. We've seen what can happen if the relationship falls apart like with Jojo. Fighters can be forced to leave gyms they're really attached to.
     
  14. Serana Destroyer. Banned

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    Randy and Kim, Pat and Rose, Brian and Sheila, Brandon and Kerry. Plus all the others that have been posted in this thread. Mark Zima could probably name a lot more.
     
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    Not hard to believe.
     
  16. Better Every Day Zhang finishing Andrade avatar Platinum Member

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    Andrea "KGB" Lee (Invicta FC fighter) is coached by her husband.
     
  17. Zxero Yellow Belt

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    Ronda is Edmond's toy.
     
  18. OldBoy91 Black Belt

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    I think he's too possessive over her for that to be the case. He's always unnecessarily touching her and glares at any guy who goes near her. I think if he'd boned her and got it out of the way he'd be a lot more laid back around her.
     
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    Alexis Davis started fighting in professional MMA in 2007 and met her husband/coach in 2012.
     
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    Is anyone really surprised? I mean how many women out there wake up one day and are like, you know I really want to be a fighter!!! That's the ticket!

    Every seriously competitive woman at my gym was originally there with a guy. Maybe the guy stuck around, maybe only the woman decided to but a guy got them there..
     

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