Hey the girl has to make a living, and if she had to maintain a weight of 155-170 lbs for American Gladiator, and had only 3 weeks to train and drop it all, that would be rough for any fighter - male or female. Especially if she was having her "time of the month" during the weigh-ins, because we all know women get all bloated and retain water like the dickens then. Training with bad menstrual cramps can't be any joy either...lol
Maybe if there was a MMA organization like the UFC that would put her under contract with a guaranteed pay that she could live on and be able to bank some serious cash, she would be a bit more dedicated. Then maybe she could give up her day job and just focus on training full time like some of the better MMA guys do.
It's clearly an uphill battle all the way every day for female MMA fighters. It's not like they get the same respect, perks, recognition, or opportunities that male MMA fighters do. That's got to be a bit discouraging for all of the gals in MMA at best.
It's too bad too, because the girl is damn tough and can fight, just like most of the women in MMA. And as we all saw, they are just as entertaining, just as exciting, and just as able to draw a fan base as any male MMA fighter.
And she (and some of the other gals in MMA) aren't too hard on the eyes either...lol
IMHO, who ever has the good sense to finally put on an all women MMA program is going to bank some serious cash. I personally like to watch them as much as the guys, and I think it's a huge yet untapped resource for fans.
EDIT: And foundstar, thanks for neg'ing me for quoting Dana. Sorry to burst your bubble dude, but Dana has made it clear that he thinks that women are only qualified to be ring girls, that there isn't enough of them that are worth showing, and that they can't fight. Last night and every other women's MMA fight I have watched proves that he is full of baloney. So as long as he says ridiculous stuff like that, I and every other person here will undoubtably quote him. That's not fighter bashing, because he isn't anything that resembles an MMA fighter, and it came out of his own mouth. So if you are going to neg everyone that quotes something that Dana says that is inappropriate and then chooses to comment on it - you are going to be one busy guy...lol
So right back at you dude...neg'ed
Last edited by #1taz; 06-02-2008 at 01:56 AM.