Agreed, it still is early in the game and a lot of what will happen depends on what the UFC does with the division.
Originally Posted by Devil
I don't consider Carmouche to be a nobody (she is 8-3) and IMO calling an entire division of fighters "chumps" is highly disrespectful. I agree that the fights need to be based on a good match up, rather then looks.
If women's MMA is going to be taken seriously, the UFC needs to match the champ with the best competition. They do not need to make matches based on the size of the challenger's tits or the beauty of her smile. And they don't need to feed the champ a bunch of nobodies (Carmouche) so the pretty, charismatic champion can continue to be their cash cow.
Carmouche was doing good, but Ronda's top game is elite caliber. Hard to find people to compete in that level until support for the division grows and more people enter
You do bring up a lot of good points but I find your delivery to tinged with sexist overtones. Probably not what you're going for, but it can be read as such.
I never said I support women's MMA or don't support it. I really don't give a ****. Women's MMA is like men's MMA with weaker fighters and a smaller talent pool. But my observation about what women's MMA needs in order to be taken seriously is an objective one, and a legitimate one.
In my opinion, there is far too much sexism and objectifying of women in our culture. I see this as a way for young women to have role models who are strong and healthy rather then malnourished and materialistic. Hopefully WMMA will not be just another vehicle to objectify women's bodies.
That's your opinion. Sarah Kaufman (17-2), Julie Kedzie (17-11), Germaine de Randamie (37-0 in kickboxing), Amanda Nunes (7-3) just signed up to the new division. As WMMA grows, so will it's talent pool.
It's also true that there are a lot of chumps in the female ranks. They often get title shots. Men would be laughed out of the building if they brought the limited skillsets many of these girls possess that are fighting for titles. That's the truth.
Why does it matter what they look like? Do you care about a male fighter's looks or more about their abilities? Just because they don't meet your standards of beauty, doesn't make it OK to dismiss or objectify them as fighters. They get in the ring and bring it, that's a good thing for MA.
A lot of them look like men. Cyborg is an ugly bitch. That is more of the truth. Don't even try to argue.
If women are going to be inspired by women's MMA as you suggest, it has to start with matching the champs up against the best contenders without consideration of roundness of asses and perkiness of breasts.