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WMMA, one mans view

To me there is something missing when it comes to WMMA. Don't get me wrong, these women have skill. Every fight I've seen, both fighters come out swinging. I thought the Ronda Rousey arm bar in UFC 157 was sick. I was at UFC 161 when Alexis Davis and Rosi Sexton went to war for 15 minutes. Women fighters train just as hard as any male fighter. They cut weight, sweat, and bleed just like any male. Yet to me, there is still something missing. I've thought about this over the last few weeks. Ever since I stumbled upon this. The head kick is by far my favorite kind of strike in MMA. This head kick however gives me no satisfaction. Why, I really don't know. There could be multiple reasons. Is it because I'm not familiar with the fighters involved? I see head kicks all the time in male fights, and it doesn't seem to bother me if I know the fighters or not. If Alanna Jones was the Josh Koscheck of WMMA would it satisfy me? Chances are good. Or is it the fact that I am simply not used to seeing a woman get kicked in the head? These are all questions I hope TUF 18 can help answer. I will be following this season closely (unless it turns into big brother). Season 18, in my opinion can make or break the WMMA landscape. I want to believe that the more fights I see the more I will enjoy WMMA. Only time, and a new season of TUF will tell.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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