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Fertitta Supports Women’s MMA | Our Matchmakers Will Build It


“I’ve never been against it. You know, me and Dana, although we always go on a common front, we don’t always agree on everything. The reality is, I’m a fan. I was captivated by the [Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate] fight. [I was] blown away by their athleticism and the way they promoted the fight, the whole thing. To me, it was very, very entertaining. Dana is right. Historically there has been an issue with the depth of talent in the talent pool, but it seems to me like that is starting to change and the one argument I make when we talk about it, and this might sound a little self-serving, but we’ve never been in the women’s game, so we’ve never had our matchmakers do this. Let Joe Silva and Sean Shelby develop a women’s league. I guarantee you they can do it. They’re that good.”

UFC boss, Lorenzo Fertitta talked to mmafighting.com yesterday about the growth of women’s MMA.

His partner in crime, Dana White, doesn’t feel there is a place for females in the UFC, but could Fertitta be pulling rank here? Might we see females throw down on pay-per-view before it’s all said and done?

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25 Comments to Fertitta Supports Women’s MMA | Our Matchmakers Will Build It

  1. Thomas Gard says:

    The last strikeforce showcased 2 of the best womens fights I’ve ever seen on the same card, i think with the right attention and focus this division(135) could be stacked with extremely competitive women

  2. Ruben says:

    and the daily ronda rousey thread is up….gay

  3. KimuraTriangle says:

    Really? I mean, I agree, and the Tate/Rousey fight was pretty good, but the figvht that won me over to Women’s MMA that fight was far and AWAY the Kaufman/Davis fight. Those two blew the competition away in terms of an entertaining fight that evening, by a LONG shot.

    • Akid says:

      A kickboxing war doesn’t compare to an all around MMA match to me… Especially with a brutal finish that backed up a shitload of smack talk!

  4. Akid says:

    Hopefully this comes to fruition sooner, rather than later! Clearly the UFC will make a women’s division much more exciting than any other organisation has. Also, the public interest it will create will pave the way for future female MMA stars…

  5. the original steve says:

    like dana said there isn’t enough competition. honestly i feel the same way about the flyweight division.

  6. jrog says:

    Dana vs Lorenzo 3 rounds in the Octagon for the fate of womans UFC…….hey I would buy the pay-per-view

  7. Xaninho says:

    Start with bringing Marloes Coenen back. And search for female talent, I’m sure they can put a decent bunch of talented women together.

  8. Yarp says:

    Better than watching Condit running away from Nick. All four girls showed more heart than Condit did at 143.

  9. UFC NEWS says:

    of course, women’s mma is awesome, give it a few years, let them develop talent. all female TUF anyone?

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