Originally Posted by Esotera
They should test it out as an UFN not a PPV... see the audience response. There are leagues that have females fighting in the states...WFL.tv
True... But not too many of them are getting paid any serious money here in the states to be able to do that as a Full Time job. A lot of homegrown talent here is fighting outside of the states in order to actually get paid close to what they are hoping to be paid. To be realistic, they probably make the debuting fighter's pay for the UFC look like a windfall inheritance in comparison.
Originally Posted by MMA freak
They aren't as strong and it would be laughable. You can put it in seperate PPVs with UFC but not in a UFC PPV, that would literally destroy the company people would be outraged.
UGH! This is exactly the f'n view that I'm talking about. Can you truthfully watch this video here
of Megumi Yamushita and say that she doesn't have skill or strength? What about this video here
of Watanabe Hisae(who happens to be the current DEEP womens champion)? Are we going to completely disregard skill? Hell, Royce Gracie was probably the smallest and weakest man out of all the entrants in the early UFCs, yet his presence completely revolutionized how the combat arts are viewed. Was he laughable when he triangled Dan Severn?
But back to the point: That view is plain mysogynistic... And I am being very nice on this. Just as it is with the UFC/Pride debate, can we not take some time out to to appreciate those in the ring that have skill; regardless or gender?
Originally Posted by asskicker
I think we need to make UFC mainstream first. Because as much as we all would like to believe it, it is not. I tried talking to my friend today whome has watch the last 5 PPVs with me, and he thought Rich Franklin is a nobody. Its sad the majority of UFC fans dont know anyone beyond Liddell, Ortiz, and Hughes. Most people know what UFC is but 90% of people have no knowledge of it.
I vehemently agree. Which brings up another point. Regardless of whether a set womens' MMA competitions would be readily acceptable to the fans on this side of the pond, MMA has to become mainstream first. As much as that may dismay some folks, it is the truth. Hell, it took centuries before Womens' boxing became a reality. What more of MMA where most of the populace either confuses it for the WWE or "human **** fighting?"