I must start off by apologizing to my eight fans on my tardiness. This week I will keep my promise to remain on schedule and continue the flow and publish my future blogs . Let’s catch up on one that could be considered a tad past it's due date:p.
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Random News Thoughts
Arvloski Plans to Return, Not Retire.
Your playing with fire here Arvloski. Think about your health for a second man! It may not be a factor here at your younger age but it will more than likely take its effect in the later years. All fighters need to be more aware of this as I've always had a fear that it's just a matter of time before we see something terrible happen inside of a cage. It's just the truth.
It appears Fedor will fight again. When? Who the hell really knows? Who is fighting? I sure as hell don’t know. I don’t believe, like many people, that he is the greatest fighter ever. No disrespect to any of his fans or anything. In my opinion NO ONE is the greatest fighter ever. That’s a BOLD statement to give anyone that title at this point. It’s also just hard to believe that age just happens to play a factor as none of his SF bouts have been exactly cakewalks. I wish he’d take initiative more in his fight choices and become his own management at this point in his career. Feel free to disagree with me.
Tito Ortiz out of his next UFC Fight.
Shocker. Lol. No, I wish Tito the best(or do I), but at this point there is very little doubt that he will ever be dominant or even a contender again. I have seen crazier things happen. You never know.
Expect random news thoughts to be in most of my BLOGS from here on out. Just giving you the heads up. Now it's time for our main event.
Women’s MMA: The Good, The Bad
Let's say you are watching a Strikeforce event. A women’s fight is about to take place and it’s not one with Gina Carano. Are you going to watch it? Or turn the channel waiting for the next fight.
Aside from about 3 or 4 of the women in Strikeforce, I really don’t know many more beyond that. SF needs to continue building up on other females besides relying on Carano or her looks who obviously has other interests besides MMA. There’s definitely a market for beautiful women who knows how to stand in a cage a trade blows with other competitors.
We all know Gina Carano added a spice to women’s MMA. She’s tough and isn’t exactly what you call hard on the eyes. Even Cyborg for that matter has appeal in some ways, and many people see her as the unstoppable female at the moment. She’s the perfect person to root against. It looks like SF is trying to change that by showing the nicer side of her cage side. I see nothing wrong with that as she does seem dedicated and will hopefully be remembered as one of the early female greats of MMA, but,In a perfect world it’d be nice if Gina spent her time off training hard to get her title back and have another showdown with Cyborg in the future to see if she’s improved. Cyborg is a professional champion nonetheless.
Strikeforce needs women that are COMPLETELY dedicated to the sport with no outside interference from extracurricular activities at this point in MMA.
Now, I’m not 16 anymore where I watch two women go at it just to satisfy my sexual desires, not that’s there’s anything wrong with that. I tuned in to see Gina/Cyborg, not just to look at Gina, but to see her put to the ultimate test against a much more intimidating Cyborg. We all had a good feeling it wouldn’t wind up pretty and it didn’t. There needs to be more of that and I think it will sell fairly well. Go ahead and garner up an excellent taste in people’s mouth when they tune in for a major SF card by putting two talented females in the cage and let them show the casual audience how entertaining it can be.
This isn’t pro wrestling where 99% of the women are beautiful and it seems like most of them are put on the show for eye candy purposes only. I can’t remember the last time I’ve watched a women’s match in pro wrestling and was actually entertained by their performance in the ring. No offense to them or anything, I’m just voicing my opinion. Point is, Strikeforce doesn’t need to follow this suit by putting beautiful women in the ring just for the sake that they are beautiful. That will only take you so far after a while.
I do believe that Strikeforce has something unique that UFC doesn’t and probably won’t have according to Dana. I see no problem with throwing a women’s bout every Strikeforce card as they can be entertaining if they are TALENTED and eat some time on the cards(they usually go to decision) to make them seem a little longer unlike the past couple of SF cards.
Strikeforce has the potential to gain more female fans when they sit down to watch a card with their boyfriend or whatever as it will be fun for them to cheer as well.
The only negative I could assume is biology. I’m no doctor but I don’t think taking a beating on the ground wouldn’t be great for fertility. Actually, I’m not quite sure I’m ready to write on that as I have a hard enough time trying to figure out women as it isJ. If they are willing to put their bodies through the punishment of fighting and training, well, to each his own as a very good friend of mine says!
You also probably won’t see many KO’s from the division if you’re a KO maniac, which is fine by me as long as the two competitors know their game well enough to put on a clinic and it’s not just a catfight. Just make sure you're putting them in the cage for the raw talent and not for their looks!
I firmly believe that Women’s MMA can be GREAT for the sport, especially for Strikeforce because they are the only mainstream promotion that currently includes these bouts in their cards. If we are familiar with whoever is fighting, just as with the male competitors, it can add a change of pace and some excitement to the card. It can the make card more entertaining to watch for females who just sit back and roll their eyes at their guyfriends who cheer for Fedor. I’m out.
See you tomorrow…. FOR SURE!;)
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