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  • 29 days ago
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It is uncontroversial to say that sport is a male-dominated enterprise at almost every level, from participation to consumption. Socially constructed gender differences mean that it has been difficult for women to become accepted in an arena that places an overwhelming emphasis on masculinity. This disparity has been reflected in the respective media attention male and female sports are afforded, with 96 percent of sports news being dedicated to men, and women accounting for a mere 2 percent of read news >>

  • a month ago
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From Yahoo Sports: The UFC is currently in a state of transition because many of its former attractions are sidelined for various reasons. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Not only is Ronda Rousey the biggest star in women's MMA, but it can also be argued that she is the biggest star in MMA as a whole. With that in mind, a victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 is paramount in terms of continuing the growth of her division. Rousey is a perfect 9-0, and she will put the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on the line Saturday night. Rousey is a heavy favorite due largely to her devastating armbar, but Davis poses an interesting challenge with her jiu-jitsu backgrou read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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2013 saw an explosion in popularity for women's MMA. Once considered nothing more than a niche in MMA, the women's divisions have quickly become some of the most popular and exciting. Women's MMA certainly has its detractors, though, and one of them is former Strikeforce and Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Emelianenko said the following, per MMA Mania: "I respect the girls who defend the country's honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing. But I do not support female MMA. A woman read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Despite his relatively low popularity, UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao remains one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. People have even began to put him ahead of light heavyweight phenom Jon Jones and Brazilian teammate Jose Aldo. While that may be a stretch—even though he commands a spectacular win streak (22)—Barao has looked the part. That's why top contender and Team Alpha Male standout T.J. Dillashaw is going to have to pull off something close to a miracle in orde read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Renan Barao talks about his UFC 173 fight against TJ Dillashaw, how he can become more popular, whether he feels like he gets the respect he deserves, the similarities between Dillashaw and Faber, and more. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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If Michael Bisping entered a popularity contest he'd likely win the fighter's vote. It seems as though everyone in the middleweight division wants a chance to face off with "The Count." But Bisping, speaking with MMA Fighting, thinks everyone's focus should be elsewhere, not on him: Listen, when I beat Tim Kennedy I'm calling out the winner of [Lyoto] Machida and [Chris] Weidman, I want to beat the champion. I never understand why you call out the No. 4 guy. If you in that position, why do you c read news >>

  • a year ago
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The featherweight has the skills, wins and experience, but it took him awhile to realize he needed to connect with fans. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Georges St-Pierre has already leveraged his popularity and love for fitness into a popular DVD training series called Rushfit, and has now followed that up with his own fitness app. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Fox Sports 1 should only increase the popularity of MMA's flagship promotion, and Dana White couldn't be happier. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Ronda Rousey's impact and popularity has the UFC president ready to add a women's division to MMA's flagship brand. read news >>

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