Wednesday, November 11, 2009
My Thoughts on Women's MMA
See her? Kinda cute huh? She can also probably kick your ass. That's Zoila "The Warrior Princess" Frausto, and she notched the fourth victory of her short, still undefeated career at Strikeforce: Challengers Series 4 this past Friday. Now Women's MMA is usually liked or disliked by fans, with very little middle ground. You either love it, or you hate it , and I personally think it's great. In this sport, Women are now treated equally as men, with all the same rules as male MMA bouts (Women's fights were previously 3 3-minute rounds, now the standard round system applies). And this ain't the WNBA folks. Women's MMA is just as, maybe even more, fast paced and exciting as male MMA bouts. Every single Gina Carano fight I've seen has been amazing to watch and very competitive. Carano is not the only female star anymore either. Erin Toughill, Christiane "Cyborg" Santos, Tara LaRosa, Miesha Tate, Megumi Fuji...the list goes on and on. These girls put on great fights, and if they have the skills and talent, why not let them show it off. With the recent crowing of Christiane Santos as the first ever North American Women's MMA champion (in Strikeforce), I think Women's MMA is here to stay.