I still don't know how I completely feel on this one, maybe its because I haven't really had the time lately to sit down and watch a fight.
Earlier this year when American Gladiators made its debut, I became infatuated with this hot chick that was called Crush. It turns out that she's a female MMA fighter named Gina Carano.
Now the issue I want to cover is whether or not I think they should fight, because I'm all for letting women be just as equal as men. I don't want to be viewed as chauvinistic. What I want to talk about is the possibility of women going against the men.
Now, when MMA first started people said it was too brutal, too violent, and unethical. I didn't necessarily agree with them, but I will say today's product is a lot more marketable and a better sport.
However, if women were to go against men, I think it will be viewed more as the violent sport is used to be seen as. It just doesn't make sense. With violence towards women such a touchy topic, the last thing I think MMA needs is women fighting men.
With MMA still not allowed in all 50 states, I think this would shine too negative a light on MMA and hurt the growing process of the sport.
With MMA still not widely accepted, I think its too soon for this to even be a possibility. I believe women can fight. My mother is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Not the family friendly Tae Kwon Do we have now, but she earned this when Sensei's used physical discipline to teach a lesson, the real version of Tae Kwon Do.
So, I have no problem with women fighting, they can do it all they want. Will it be as popular as men's? That's a different topic for a different day, I just think that its not the right time for this to happen.
Who am I to say that Carano and other females couldn't take on guys like Georges St Pierre or Anderson Silva. Who knows, women have a higher thresh hold for pain so hey, they might be better.
But as for now, I just don't think its the right time or place.