Is UFC Pro Women or Not? Clarity Needed.

Is UFC Pro Women or Not? Clarity Needed.

This week, I have used the ‘mute’ feature on Twitter for the first time. #DWTNCS was blocked rather swiftly, after reading deeper into why what was a seemingly small show exclusive to Fight Pass, was gaining so much attention and flooding my feed following the show.

‘Greg Hardy…’

’57 second KO…’

So I’m guessing this guy must be something special? I’m a big fan of Sean O’Malley, and having never seen the show, thought maybe I’ll give it a try this year. (Needless to say, I did not.)

I scrolled further on to read a quote from Derrick Lewis; ‘I really don’t like guys like that.’ Aaaaaaah…so maybe this dude is not receiving attention for his performance in the octagon. How very correct I was.

‘The guy was never charged with anything,’ was a quote I read from Dana White. So I began reading my tweets a little more closely. (He was actually found guilty.)

We all know what I discovered. I am not going to rhyme off the details of the assault on a former ex-girlfriend- we all know where to find the horrors of the incident if we wish to. But as a female fan of the sport, I must say I’m disappointed. Saddened even.

Long, long ago, in the days of 2014, Dana White (now infamously) said, ‘There’s one thing that you never bounce back from, and that’s putting your hands on a woman.’ In the same year, he claimed UFC ‘always react morally first, then the business second.’ HA! Right you are.

Dana White, you’re a plum. You’re a figure in the public eye. People who follow the sport, follow you also; whether they’re a fan of you personally or not. SURELY you must know that bold statements like this are not particularly well hidden in EVERY archive of EVERY outlet you’ve EVER spoken to.

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Congratulations to Ronda Rousey by the way, who was the first female to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Perhaps not a pioneer as cited, but certainly a massive influence into shaping the women’s divisions into what they are today. As Mrs. Travis Browne, as well as someone who outspokenly bashed Floyd Mayweather for his own domestic disputes, it would certainly be interesting to hear her opinions on the aforementioned topic.

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However, following Mr White’s widely skewed moral compass, it’s simply one step forward and ten steps back for us gals.

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