Former UFC light heavyweight Champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua doesn't like watching women fight.
A fan posed a question during a recent live chat on Yahoo! Sports hosted by Kevin Iole. The fan asked Shogun how he felt about female MMA fighters and whether he thought they would "help the UFC".
Questions by some fans appeared to be translations. I'm assuming this fan didn't mean the UFC needs help. The actual question was, "How do you fill on females in MMA do you think they can help the UFC?"
Substituting "feel" for "fill" butchers it even more.
Shogun responded, "I don't really like it. I don't watch it myself. I am sorry."
If you're still wondering whether women fighting MMA style works for you or not, check out this new video put together by allelbows for MMAFighting.com.
Genesis of Invicta FC video
I'm a fan of watching women in combat sports--so, for me, this video is fascinating. It's really well done and shows women as warriors. Each woman is shown before her fight at the very first Invicta Fighting Championship event. She's also shown after her fight--looking beaten and bruised or smiling triumphantly.
The second Invicta FC event takes place Saturday, July 28, online and free at InvictaFC.com.
No surprise to discover that many people don't appreciate the sight of two women bashing each other--and potentially drawing blood and bleeding all over each other. I don't relish that either. But I do enjoy the technical back and forth chess match between any two competitors whether they are male or female.
I don't enjoy watching men getting bloody either, but it's part of the game.
Every woman has a warrior side. If you want to see more, check out the Invicta fights, live and free. The promotion is gaining ground and hopes to be shown on regular television in the future. I believe they will take that step within the first year of operating.
Their first event was top-notch. Their second event with Shayna Baszler vs Sarah McMann promises to be as exciting as the first.
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny