Miesha Tate responds to Georges St. Pierre's comments about women's MMA: 'He's ignorant'

Christian Petersen

UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre said he 'had a hard time watching girls fighting.' Former Strikeforce women's Bantamweight champ Miesha Tate blasted back that GSP was 'ignorant.'

At last week's UFC 154 Open Workouts, Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre expressed his reservations about women's MMA:

In my heart I have, you know, it's the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I'm old school. I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it's hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good."

Former Strikeforce women's Bantamweight champ Miesha Tate had to respond. First on her blog:

Being old fashioned is fine, but us "modern day" girls aren't asking for your protection, we are asking for your acceptance and we are fighting for equality.

If everyone felt about MMA as GSP thinks he feels about WMMA, then he wouldn't have a job.

I'm hoping George St. Pierre can open his mind a little bit and actually watch some women's fights. We're coming to the UFC for a reason and it would be nice to have one of my all-time favorite fighter's full support.

It won't take long for him to realize we aren't these fragile little creatures when we enter the cage, we are warriors and every bit as deserving of respect as the men.

Then she followed up on Facebook:

"He is ignorant, Ignorant means uneducated and the fact that he has NEVER watched a women's fight so how can he say how he would really feel about it without seeing for himself. That's what I have an issue with, he has no CLUE how hard we fight and how tough we are."

Tate, who lost her SF title to Ronda Rousey expects to be part of the UFC's first-ever women's division when they launch WMMA in 2013.

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