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  • 12-13-2013, 11:16 PM
    Pasha K
    Namajunas is very very good, her ground skills are pretty amazing and overall she is a very good fighter. She needs a lot of experience, but I believe that she definitely can be champion one day.
    She is the gf of Pat Barry btw
  • 12-13-2013, 10:02 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Bec Hyatt says sex appeal plays 'a huge role' in women's MMA.

    "I think it plays a big part in women's MMA and any sport, really," says Hyatt. "People try to think that it doesn't but, really, we all judge people. We're all looking at that one guy going, 'he's hot.' So I think it does play a huge role. I try to let my fighting do the talking. I don't like showing my butt and getting my boobs out and stuff like that. I do not sell myself like that, but I'm sure I've got a few fans because they like the way I look. I don't know. Yea, I like to let the fighting do the talking but if people follow me because they like that I have tattoos or crazy hair then so be it. It doesn't worry me why people follow me. As long as I stay true to myself. I always say I'll never sell my soul. I'll never do a naked shoot or anything like that, but each to their own."

    As one might expect, Hyatt is particularly excited about being introduced to larger audiences through 'The Ultimate Fighter.'

    "I welcome it. I love the exposure. As you know, they call me the marketing genius. I think it's awesome. The exposure us girls are going to get is going to be amazing. Just like the 135ers. It's really helped women's MMA take off. There's nothing bad that can come out of this. Nothing at all."

    While several UFC women's bantamweights have stated an interest in coaching the series' next installment, Hyatt wouldn't mind training with a pair of the top flyweights.

    "I think it'd be really cool to have men coaches. Just to change it up a bit. Like the last season was women coaches so give two guys a spot. I was thinking of Demetrius Johnson or someone like that, the little guys. Little midget for entertainment."
  • 12-12-2013, 06:35 PM
    kalebarker
    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    I don't see this happening any time soon. I am pretty confident in arguing that an all-female PPV card would absolutely tank numbers wise. There is a fan base, sure, but it is nowhere near big enough for the UFC to be able to financially justify putting on an all-female card. I don't see this changing any time soon.

    Women's sports simply do not draw in the numbers as well as male sports across the board and I don't see this as being any different, regardless of how creative the UFC is in selling it.
    It could work on a fight night card
  • 12-12-2013, 05:28 PM
    singinkangaroooo
    holy shit I never knew about Herrig.. she is from the town right next to mine
  • 12-12-2013, 04:58 PM
    MetallicKnight3X
    They bring in fighters who some of them lost their last fight.. like Felice and paying them 40k, yet you got Holly Holm just sitting over there, waiting. Get your mind right Dana!
  • 12-12-2013, 01:07 PM
    Esox Express
    Quote Originally Posted by dimerules28 View Post
    Only good thing about this, IMO, is hopefully they are working towards baving enough women in the ufc so one day they will be able to put on all female cards. There is clearly a latge enough group that enjoy wmma and thats cool. But theres definetly a large group tha hates it. If wmma is really that popular put them all on one card, thats still a ufc card, and dont shove them down our throats by mixing them in with the men.
    I don't see this happening any time soon. I am pretty confident in arguing that an all-female PPV card would absolutely tank numbers wise. There is a fan base, sure, but it is nowhere near big enough for the UFC to be able to financially justify putting on an all-female card. I don't see this changing any time soon.

    Women's sports simply do not draw in the numbers as well as male sports across the board and I don't see this as being any different, regardless of how creative the UFC is in selling it.
  • 12-12-2013, 11:47 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Tecia Torres: A belt will be around my waist in 2014

    “I’m in no rush,” she said. “But everybody keeps asking what’s 2014 for you? What’s up for ‘Tiny Tornado?’ I say 2014, there’s going to be a belt around my waist, whether that be the Invicta belt or the UFC belt, because I don’t know what’s going to happen. But there will be a belt around my waist.”
  • 12-12-2013, 10:45 AM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Well that answers my question.
  • 12-12-2013, 10:31 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    TUF 20: New UFC strawweight fighters getting paid up to $40k prior to Octagon debut

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced plans on Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2013) to create a women's strawweight division with the acquisition of 11 fighters from Invicta FC. Now we have learned how much they are getting paid ... without even fighting.
    Financial information has emerged in the wake of promotion president Dana White's announcement and quite frankly, the women are coming out of the deal on top.

    During Wednesday's late edition of Fox Sports Live, it was revealed that fighters will be paid at least $32,000 each prior to stepping foot inside the Octagon. Invicta's current champ Carla Esparza is the exception, as she will nab a cool $40k herself before ever throwing a punch.

    It's safe to say all the fighters are getting raises, as some were said to be making as little as $1000 to show and $1000 to win. Not to mention 10 of the women will grab an $8000/$8000 split (twice) before ever stepping foot inside TUF 20 house.

    32 Gs to stay healthy and prepare for the show.


    *Wow, these girls will have earned more from the UFC before they even have an official fight than some fighters have earned in a year!
  • 12-12-2013, 09:17 AM
    rough-n-tumble
    So isn't this just Invicta 8? Do the women who lose and don't make the finale go back to Invicta. I think it is good for the UFC and Invicta to have a partnership but I'm not sure about leasing out top fighters for an amateurish entry show only to see if they make the cut.

    Best of luck to these women, they're putting themselves on the line just as the men do.
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