Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
How do they fall short.
Fujii, the best 115lb female fighter by a huge margin. He's only lost a few times, and makes most opponent's look like its their first day in the gym. She's a wizard on the ground who can set up a ground finish with her stand up. (The exact same description as Damien Maia)
Coenen, the top 135er. She's got pretty good stand up, even better JJ, and more heart than a whole lot of male fighters I've seen. Powershots or not, it takes intestinal fortitude to get the shit smacked out of you for 3 rounds before pulling out the miracle sub. The ability to come back from dominant GnP adveristy to finish the opponent by miracle triangle choke, sounds remarkably like the description of a 6'3" Brazilian fellow we all know.
Carano has tons of hype. She's a legitimate MT fighter who's beat the snot out of female Thai fighters on the feet, and in MMA has done pretty well for herself. The only blemish on her record is against the (wo)man who has the title.
The point being, the actions of female fighters has a comparative to their male counterparts. There are plenty of technically skilled versatile female fighters. But you can't compare someone with the muscle density and strength of a 135lbs woman to someone with the muscle density and strength of a 170, 185lb man (its like comparing Kenny Florian to Cain Velasquez). Technically you can, but when it comes to KOs, and muscle focused activities like dirty boxing/top control, stylistically, its a whole 'nother ball game. The physicological differences make a comparison between the two foolish and moot.
In almost every way.
Megumi is good on the ground, but her striking is terrible. Comparing her to maia is an insult, she will never be as good as maia is right now at any point in her career.
Coenen's stand up is also pretty bad, not as bad as megumi but its atrocious. She does have plenty of heart, more than some of her male counterparts.
Carano is hot and has striking legitimate striking creds. But speed/power/explosiveness is the bread, butter and wine of striking and she just doesn't have enough to be a real top level striker.
The statement, "the actions of female fighters has a comparative to their male counterparts." is true in the sense that a honda civic is comparable to a corvette in a race.
I'm comparing them by weight class. Cyborg to kenny florian, frankie edgar (about the same size), jose aldo etc, coenen to urijah etc. Megumi is amazing as destroying girls the size of my anerexic ex-gf.. Actually my ex was bigger than those girls x.X
Well they are comparable because they are doing the same activity. Its just the level at which they do the activity is far separated, which is what im saying.