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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    i wonder how many gladiator fans looked that up once they found out.
    I wonder how many looked up bull riding and porn, together !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    I wonder how many looked up bull riding and porn, together !
    that could produce some un favorable 'bull riding' hits i think
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    Who'd a thunk a gaywired.com article would be so well received here?

    Gina is fighting soon too.

    Rare moment in the limelight
    FEMALE FIGHTERS LOOK TO MAKE THE MOST OF PRIME-TIME MMA SHOWCASE
    Posted By NEIL DAVIDSON, THE CANADIAN PRESS
    Posted 3 hours ago

    Kelly Kobold remembers the first time she had to tell someone she was a pro fighter. She was in the locker-room after a workout and a woman, noticing the bruises on her body, came over and gave her a business card.

    It was for a battered women's advocacy agency. "Honey, he's not worth it," the woman told her.

    On Saturday, Kobold and opponent Gina (Conviction) Carano get to show off women's mixed martial arts in prime time when they meet in a 140- pound bout on CBS' EliteXC Saturday Night Fights (CBS, 9 p. m. ET).

    The main event at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., features heavyweights Kimbo Slice and veteran Ken Shamrock. Elsewhere on the card, Jake Shields defends his EliteXC welterweight title against England's Paul Daley, former UFC heavyweight titleholder Andrei Arlovski takes on former IFL title-holder Roy Nelson and middleweight Murilo (Ninja) Rua faces Benji Radach.

    For the women, the CBS card is a rare moment in the limelight.

    "It's been kind of nice not having to explain what it is I do now," said Kobold (16-2), who credits the prime-time slot for opening people's eyes to women's MMA.

    "People know it's not limited to men any more," she added. "Now people are recognizing me. You walk into a mall and somebody knows that women are ultimate fighters and that it's becoming huge. I see that on a day-to- day basis."

    Carano (6-0) helped the cause when she scored a TKO over Kaitlin Young in one of the better fights on CBS's inaugural Saturday night card May 31. Also known as Crush, one of the gladiators on the American Gladiators TV show, Carano is a marquee name in women's MMA.

    EliteXC hypes the 26-year-old Carano as a "skilled Muay Thai specialist with model looks and world-class ability." Still she resists being labelled the face of women's mixed martial arts -or its role model.

    "If people want to put you up there, you know, and look up to you, that's fine but nobody's perfect," Carano said on a recent conference call with Kobold. "So it's kind of a like a scary thing to have someone say you're a role model because there's like so much expectations to it. But at the same time it's an honour."

    Kobold, 25, is slightly less complicated on the issue.
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    Carano's fight was great.

    Also enjoyed Michelle "Karate Hottie" Waterson's fight. I met Michelle back at a Berkeley CMAT a few years ago, before she went on Fight Girls. She was competing in wushu, believe it or not, and she was really good. Almost had her come in for a shoot, but she was in CO then. Now that she's gotten so famous, she's harder to reach. Michelle, if you're out there and remember, call me.

    This so needs a video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Also enjoyed Michelle "Karate Hottie" Waterson's fight. I met Michelle back at a Berkeley CMAT a few years ago, before she went on Fight Girls. She was competing in wushu, believe it or not, and she was really good. Almost had her come in for a shoot, but she was in CO then. Now that she's gotten so famous, she's harder to reach. Michelle, if you're out there and remember, call me.

    This so needs a video.
    She can pound my makiwara anytime !
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    Supposedly its been set for Gina to fight Cyborg.

    Carano looked gaunt and drawn, but performed admirably the next night in winning a unanimous decision over Kelly Kobold that set up her 2009 bout with Santos.
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    accomplished women from all walks of life

    "Women interested in submitting themselves" - man, I could go wild with pun fu here...
    All Female MMA Show in Pre-production
    Thursday, December 4, 2008
    The world of Mixed Martial Arts will never be the same as television producers for a major network are now in pre-production for the 1st ever MMA competition show with an all female cast. The show is headlined by coaches Rosi Sexton & Cesar Gracie, and includes Fight Correspondent Marika Taylor.

    Producers are looking for women who train in any form of fighting or martial arts. Well trained and perhaps with some actual fighting experience. They're looking preferably for accomplished women from all walks of life. They're casting nationally though GotCast until mid-December.

    Women interested in submitting themselves for the show can do so here

    We also thought this would be a great opportunity to show a clip from Rosi Sexton's last BoDog fight...
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    a different angle on this thread

    I thought about putting this in Kids in MMA, but I figured this thread was more eye-catching...
    Mixed Martial Arts attracting more women and children in the new year
    By Tami Osborne, WINK News
    Story Updated: Jan 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM EST
    NAPLES, Fla. - Every January, all sorts of people vow to get in shape for the new year. But these days, instead of running to the gym, some women and even children, are now jumping in the ring!

    You may know it as UFC or Ultimate Fighting. The sport, officially called mixed martial arts, is taking the world by storm.

    "It was kinda grassroots before, and now its totally main stream," Crafton "Blaze" Wallace says.

    He is a professional mixed martial artist, or M.M.A. fighter, but his job at Inferno Mixed Martial Arts is to train others.

    "They're tired of the everyday kinda workout, so they end up here and they stay," Wallace says.

    "I've been involved in sports my whole life. I ran track in college. This is one of the most intense workouts that I could find," Jennifer Green says.

    She is one of dozens of women who are members at Inferno Mixed Martial Arts in Naples.

    "I have a three year old and I look awesome, so it does do a lot for you," Savannah Cavin says.

    She got involved in M.M.A. several years ago, when few females were involved. Recently, she says that's changing.

    "You have younger children, you have women who are all getting involved," Cavin says.
    In the first week of January alone, the owners say membership is up 10 percent. Out of the gym's 100 members half are women and children.

    "I get stronger, more accurate, more flexibility, like agility," Katell Bravo says.

    Besides the physical aspects, Katell Bravo's father says it helps her focus in the classroom and protect herself if the need arises.

    "You're learning how to kick and punch and be accurate with it, and you build a lot of strength as you work out, so its great for self defense," Grimaldo Bravo says.

    One thing that's unique about the sport of mixed martial arts is that you can train right along with the pros.
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    WOMEN FIGHTING IN MMA IS A REAL UP AND COMING EVENT -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mantis View Post
    Genes too busy rocking the gang and scarfing down bags of cheetos while beating it to nacho ninjettes and laughing at the ridiculous posts on the kfforum. In a horse stance of course.

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    Women's MMA faces uncertain fate

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...=yes&hpt=hp_t2

    Every female fighter on the Strikeforce roster knows it: the clock is ticking on big-time women's MMA.

    Ever since the UFC's parent company bought up its largest competitor -- which also happened to be the most prominent and visible employer of female fighters -- the women under contract have been eyeing the landscape and wondering how much longer the ride is going to last.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1TEbjwZWW
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    Honestly, I just don't like watching chicks fight.
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    I like watching the babes fight

    I like watching the babes fight. Does any one know why ufc doesnít have women fighters? I think that it would be cool if they did. A great way to introduce them would be on spike tuf program. You thought the guys tore up those houses. Not sure but isnít extreme fighting making a comeback?



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    I love female fights

    I think I enjoy them more then male fights. It's not about the sexiness, although having been arm-in-arm with Gina, I'll concede that's sometimes a factor. For me, it's all about the empowerment. I have a few female fighter friends and I really hope they continue to get opportunities in the cage.
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    I love watchin female fights. I love to see how skilled technique wise they are alot less meat head and more thinking which I like. I think female combat sport should be shown with even footing like males.
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