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Here’s How the UFC’s First Female MMA Fight Went, and Why It’s Been a Long Time Coming - via The Mary Sue
On Saturday night, both women entered the Octagon for a five-round, championship battle. Almost immediately, Carmouche had Rousey in trouble. A rear-naked choke turned into an ugly neck crank. It looked as though Rousey’s run as champion might come to an end but Rousey toughed it out, escaped, and they went to the ground. With only eleven seconds left in the first round, Rousey maneuvered Carmouche into an armbar and ended the fight—retaining her Bantamweight belt and her streak of consecutive first round armbar submissions…
Dana White, who has always been concerned with whether or not there were enough female fighters or public interest to constitute a women’s division said, “This is, without a doubt, the most media attention we’ve ever had leading up to a fight,” and afterward came the announcement that White had signed ten female fighters to the UFC with five more on the way.
It looks like, thanks to Rousey and Carmouche, women have finally arrived in the UFC and they’re here to stay.
About fucking time, and FUCK YEAH.
Good gravy! I might actually start watching UFC fights again.
(That armbar is brutal. Don’t fuck with judoka.)
It seems like this topic has been appearing recently. 8SecondsOrLess puts it well; it was also my term paper this past semester for Chinese Philosophy. Even Khoa has touched upon this. Practicing martial arts isn’t for the pure strength or extravagant fame; it’s to train the mind, body, and spirit as a whole.
What do you guys think?
Ok I’ll just show it now. - Khoa
I figured I should introduce myself, I’m Jason-one of the new contributors to fyeahmartialarts! It’s great to be here and I hope I can bring some new awesome content to the blog, and I’d like to start some more interaction with you guys, so here goes:
Those of you who train, what did you do in class today/yesterday?
Hey guys, since I’m at least a bit active now (I’ve got about 80 in the queue, posting 5 per day) I’ve been wondering if any of you would like to be a co-contributor or co-owner.
I’ll be honest here, I know very little about martial arts outside of Asian arts (mostly kung fu), and I’m kind of biased. But it’s not to say that I hate other styles of martial arts; I wholly respect every kind of martial art. I just study Chinese martial arts more than the rest. I haven’t had the time to practice much though; time doesn’t permit me to. If anyone would like to be a co-contributor or would like to co-run this blog with me, I’d greatly appreciate it. It’s not only good for me, it’s good for everyone else watching the blog too! You’d get a far more extensive variety of arts, so you won’t have to see the same things over and over again. I’d appreciate it if you had knowledge in more than one area of martial arts, or you are at least eager to learn about it. I know I am!
If you’d like to apply, I only have two rules:
- You are active with blogging. I understand if you are busy with life, but I don’t want you to be a co-contributor in the beginning and not post anything else after the first week.
- Don’t post only a select few of arts. I don’t want you to only spam three types of arts and neglect the other wonderful arts out there. Be respectful to the other arts. :)
Please send me and ask if you want to apply, and explain why you’d like to contribute to this blog. If I consider you, I’ll send you directions on what to do next. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had training in any type of martial art (although it’d be greatly appreciated), just that you understand the rules :)