Over the previous ten years, Girls's Blended Martial Arts (MMA) has slowly been gaining traction within the historically male dominated Blended Martial Arts group. Initially, there have been restricted platforms for ladies to compete in MMA, which helped to perpetuate little recognition for ladies within the sport. Prior to now, UFC President, Dana White has been extraordinarily vocal previously about his distaste for ladies within the sport saying that girls would by no means battle within the UFC.
A lot of the rejection for ladies within the sport of MMA, comes from the general public's incapability to grasp the logic behind two ladies eager to take part in such a bodily contact sport that always occasions leaves them maimed and bloody. This rejection solely perpetuates the gender stereotypes of our tradition and what’s thought of to be a suitable feminine sport.
In 2012, breakout Girls's Blended Martial Artist, 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey grew to become the primary ladies to ever be signed to the UFC, regardless of President Dana White's earlier statements in opposition to ladies within the group. Breaking historical past and rising to tremendous stardom within the MMA group, Ronda Rousey set the usual for ladies within the sport by changing into the ladies's UFC bantamweight champion. Nonetheless, two brief years after changing into the UFC's 'golden youngster', Ronda Rousey outraged tens of millions of followers after refusing to shake the hand of contender Meisha Tate following her win on the UFC 168 championship.
Whereas many would possibly assume this act of disrespect to Meisha Tate might destroy the recognition and profession of Ronda Rousey, but when it did something it bolstered the recognition and “it” issue of Ronda Rousey making her much more famend. Following the occasions that occurred at UFC 168, Ronda Rousey went on to not solely star in a number of films, however she has been on many late evening tv exhibits, the topic of documentaries, and lined magazines. On this case the outdated saying of “no press is unhealthy press” has confirmed to be true in Rousey's case.
The success and behaviors of Ronda Rousey has since opened a number of doorways for a lot of different feminine blended martial artists, and following the recognition of the UFC's ladies's bantam weight division, the UFC has additionally launched a ladies's UFC straw weight division. This proved that girls might be not solely as harmful and entertaining as male blended marital artists, however may promote simply as many tickets to fights since many MMA followers have flocked to arenas and battle playing cards that showcase feminine fighters.