Many fans would agree that Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, and Randy Couture are household names. However, true MMA fans realize that the sport isn't limited to UFC and PRIDE, which is now controlled by UFC.
Outside of those organizations, there are women who fight and receive little recognition for it. They're ignored because Dana White, for numerous reasons, refuses to allow women into the UFC—but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
And truth be told, some of these women have skills beyond what any MMA fan would expect.
Gina Carano is a female fighter with an immense amount of skill, strength, and heart. Her fights are every bit as entertaining as those between UFC elites.
Carano's specialties are Muay Thai, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiujitsu. She has beaten such worthy opponents as Julie Kedzie and Rosie Sexton. According to Sherdog.com, her MMA record is 5-0-0, and her Muay Thai record is 12-1-1.
Whatever your sex, that's an accomplished mark.
White has been known to say that women are "too pretty" to fight. He's also stated that when two women fight, one is a "pretty girl" and the other looks like "a man."
According to White, the "man" always wins—and no one wants to see that.
Well Dana, Gina Carano and Julie Kedzie have met in combat. Which one do you think looks like a man?
Carano and Kedzie would probably love to hear what you have to say...