Tonya Evinger: “Outside Of Ronda Rousey, UFC Doesn’t Really Care About The Women”

3

Former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 18 and current Invicta FC contender Tonya Evinger recently spoke out about the way Women’s MMA is promoted in the UFC, claiming that the biggest MMA promotion in the world only cares about one female fighter — Ronda Rousey.

“I think they don’t really care about the women,” said Evinger during a recent interview with MMAFighting.com.

“Ronda Rousey is their main worry. She’s what they’re concerned with. I think they’re missing the whole point. They put all the effort in promoting certain people and that’s it,” Evinger continued. “It’s like when guys like BJ Penn and Chuck Liddell retired, they didn’t build new guys under them. Now no one knows who some of these people are. I think that they’re making that same mistake with the women.”

The TUF 18 contestant concluded, “They’re putting all the limelight and the exposure on one woman and forgetting about everyone else… Girls there are active, but not getting that much exposure.”


With the big UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 and Pettis vs. Melendez PPV coming up soon, make sure to check out MMANews.com leading up to the 12/6 event date.

For coverage of the event, keep up with these pages: UFC 181 NEWS || UFC 181 RESULTS


Talk about this on our official FACEBOOK page, or on our official TWITTER page. You can also talk about it in our popular FORUMS.

LATEST NEWS

Michael Page

Michael Page Says Paul Daley Didn’t Want to Fight Him Out of Fear

Michael Page and Paul Daley seem to be in this rivalry for the long haul. The mixed martial arts (MMA) world was buzzing when a...
Jorge Masvidal Nick Diaz

Jorge Masvidal: ‘I’d Take Fight With Nick Diaz in a Heartbeat’

Jorge Masvidal isn't expecting a fight against Nick Diaz, but he certainly wouldn't be opposed to it. Masvidal is in an interesting spot. He currently...
McGeary and Linton Vassell

Liam McGeary vs. Linton Vassell Made Official For Bellator 179

Liam McGeary already has his next bout set and it's against Linton Vassell. Tonight (Feb. 24), McGeary took on late replacement Brett McDermott inside the...
James Gallagher

James Gallagher to A.J. McKee: ‘You’re a F*cking P*ssy & You’re Next’

James Gallagher didn't mince words after his Bellator 173 victory. Tonight (Feb. 24), Gallagher entered the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland with an undefeated...
Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 211

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: ‘I Want to be The Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn't satisfied with just being known as a title holder. It's obvious that being the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion makes her...