Thursday, February 19, 2015– UFC 184 held a Media Conference call on Wednesday, February 18th. UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey did not take too well when she was told by a participant some MMA fans still thought that women’s MMA was a ‘turn-off’. She defended her peers as she stated that people in the MMA community also thought that the lighter men’s division was a turnoff too, but people seemed to only make a bigger deal of women’s MMA.
Women’s MMA has taken a huge leap as it now headlines not only the main event, but also the co-main event in UFC 184. The fact that the women fighting on these spots on the maincard are historic. As the undefeated UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend get strap against the undefeated inspiring and tough Cat Zingano. The Co-main event is also headlined but two contenders eager to be next in line for a shot at Rousey’s belt with Raquel Pennington facing off against the long anticipated debut of a former boxing champion and undefeated MMA record in Holly Holm.
Ronda Rousey had not only become the face of women’s MMA, but could be one fight away from solidifying herself as on of the top pound-4-pound greats. To say women’s MMA is a turnoff is completely inappropriate at this point in MMA, because it is level at which these women compete at that makes them one of the biggest draws in the sport.
Listen to the UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano Media Conference Call:
(Video Courtesy of the UFC)
By: Danny Pena