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Old 03-13-2011, 01:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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There's really no reason to disband women's MMA. White has said that the only reason there's no women's MMA in the UFC right now, is the lack of high level talent, per weightclass. Overall, there's a decent talent pool, but, there's not a big number of high level competitors in each weight class.

However, I can go on Youtube and link dozens of videos of women competiting in MMA. Which means that its an innevitability that more high level female competitors will come to light over the next 3-5 years. Especially when you can put women's MMA and the UFC in the same sentence.

I expect that in 3-5 years the women's MMA landscape would look similar to the HW division's landscape. A handful of seriously skilled and wellrounded competitors, a bulk group of meh quality ponies, and a bunch of cans.

This however is comparing an entire segment of the sport to one division. My personal opinion: Lose 145, leave 135 (WW) and add 125 (LW). These weight classes cater to a larger group of competitors, hate to suggest to screw Cyborg, but Carano and Coenen fought her at nearly their walking weight. That change can add significantly to the likelihood of a deeper talent pool. Which is what White wants.

Look at the UFC's history. They closed down divisions because of a lack of talent. Zuffa did the same with the WEC, closing their LHW, MW, and WW divisions. I think a change in division is a much more intelligent option than throwing women's MMA out.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Definitely keep it, the talent pool will increase in the coming years especially if its under the UFC banner.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Definitely keep it, the talent pool will increase in the coming years especially if its under the UFC banner.
Hopefully. It's not like the UFC had a really deep talent pool from start on. It evolved over the time and woman's MMA started later. I don't think they will have a talent pool anywhere near of men's MMA in the next decades, but it would definitely evolve and grow if they give it a chance.
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No they ****ing don't.

It's actually an embarrassment to the sport.

I might have to strangle Dana if he sells out.

That Coenen vs that gorilla dyke was probably one of the worst displays of fighting I've ever seen. The punches from full mount were the absolute epitome of little girly punches.


I'd tolerate a junior division with kids before I tolerate women.
As harsh as it sounds I agree. I've only seen one or two fights but I was BORED out of my mind. They have no strength or power in anything they do, it's like watching 15 year old kids fight
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Hopefully. It's not like the UFC had a really deep talent pool from start on. It evolved over the time and woman's MMA started later. I don't think they will have a talent pool anywhere near of men's MMA in the next decades, but it would definitely evolve and grow if they give it a chance.
...or ever

Fighting in general is a boy's game and so are a lot of other sports. Girls are generally not as encouraged to do these sports as much as boys are, so the quality isn't going to be as high.
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...or ever

Fighting in general is a boy's game and so are a lot of other sports. Girls are generally not as encouraged to do these sports as much as boys are, so the quality isn't going to be as high.
In general fighting is associated with boys, yes, but ask for example Israeli women who do their duty in the military, or look up history where for example Vietnamese fighting women were essential in stopping Chinese occupation in the early days of Vietnam. There probably won't be as many MMA women as men in the near future, but nonetheless as the business grows also the talent pool will rise. And quality-wise women MMA is not really worse than HW men MMA where apart from some exeptions some blown up muscle guys just brawl without any technique worth mentioning until one of them gets a lucky punch or runs out of gas after 3 minutes.
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As harsh as it sounds I agree. I've only seen one or two fights but I was BORED out of my mind. They have no strength or power in anything they do, it's like watching 15 year old kids fight
Were said kids female?

Otherwise that's an insult to 15 year old kid fights.
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Although I am not a huge fan of womens mma at the moment (partially due to the small talent pool), I gotta say that Cybors kicks looked painful lol.
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I'd say cut it or have it on as prelims or something. As womens mma goes cyborg is the only legitimate fighter I've ever seen. And people are all over her mad skills.. They are mad skills because she is a she. She doesn't hold a candle to even the mediocre fighters that are her male counterparts. I watch fights to the best fight. Don't get me wrong I enjoy an occasional brawl, but I pay to see the best.
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This is the only thing that concerns me in this purchase. Zuffa has made it clear that they do not want to mess with womans MMA... Strikeforce is the largest promotion that puts on womans MMA.

It doesn't look good for the girls with this purchase.
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