Josh Barnett on his female fighters

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    frankp316
    Post subject: Josh Barnett on his female fighters Post Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:56 am
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    Rikki
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    Good article! Makes me respect him even more.
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    KhorneliusPraxx
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    With her win over the imposingly large Hiroko, Akano advanced to the Smackgirl open-weight tournament final to face another Barnett product, Ginele Marquez, who defeated Atsuko Emoto by unanimous decision the same evening.

    Every time Ginele wins, and angel gets it’s wings.
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    skiistari
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:57 am

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    Although Barnett, himself, was fairly articulate (I’ve always liked him), I’m not a fan of the writer and his/her use of certain ways of describing the “products” coming from Barnett’s “stables”. I mean, really?! I’m sure these poor word choices were merely subconscious, but it just goes to show…
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    Sako
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    skiistari wrote:
    Although Barnett, himself, was fairly articulate (I’ve always liked him), I’m not a fan of the writer and his/her use of certain ways of describing the “products” coming from Barnett’s “stables”. I mean, really?! I’m sure these poor word choices were merely subconscious, but it just goes to show…
    Why? Because you find the label “angels of destruction” smile or objectifying? What’s wrong with acknowledging their feminity along with their fighting skills?
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    warrior14
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    “a such and such product” or “stable of fighters” are terms that have been used since the beginning of fight-dom. It’s nothing new and it’s not something they use only for female athletes. It’s no biggie. And “Angels of Destruction” is Josh’s own monicer for us. It rules and I’m proud to be a part of it! Rock on!
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    oslooskar
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    warrior14 wrote:
    “Angels of Destruction” is Josh’s own monicer for us. It rules and I’m proud to be a part of it!
    How about “Amazons of Destructionâ€
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    Sako
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    oslooskar wrote:
    warrior14 wrote:
    “Angels of Destruction” is Josh’s own monicer for us. It rules and I’m proud to be a part of it!
    How about “Amazons of Destructionâ€
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    oslooskar
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    Sako wrote:
    The word “Amazon” implies female bodybuilder, I’m sure they’re trying to get away from that stereotype.
    Sako, I’m not sure what planet you’ve been living on but here on Earth in the English-speaking world you will find that words do have meaning. In fact, when in doubt, all you need do is consult a dictionary.

    AMAZON

    Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary: “A member of a race of female warriors of Greek mythology.â€
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    Josh Barnett
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    oslooskar wrote:
    warrior14 wrote:
    “Angels of Destruction” is Josh’s own monicer for us. It rules and I’m proud to be a part of it!
    How about “Amazons of Destructionâ€
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    Rosi
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    It does make me laugh that in a world where female fighters have so many hurdles to overcome, one of the definite “good guys” of our sport (who, incidentally, has done a great deal for the public perception of women’s MMA) is getting shit because of some ridiculous politically correct problem with the term “angels”. See the bigger picture, people 😆

    How about focusing on some of the positives in the article? If you want something to throw around for debate, how about the bit where he says that Megumi Fuji is probably the best fighter in the world – male or female. 8)
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    frankp316
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    Fujii may be the best. She does things in the ring that you don’t see from anyone else.
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    oslooskar
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    Rosi wrote:
    one of the definite “good guys” of our sport (who, incidentally, has done a great deal for the public perception of women’s MMA) is getting shit because of some ridiculous politically correct problem with the term “angels”
    Who is doing that?

    Rosi wrote:
    If you want something to throw around for debate, how about the bit where he says that Megumi Fuji is probably the best fighter in the world – male or female.
    That could very well be, though, I must admit, I’m kind of leaning towards Fedor Emelianenko.
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    Josh Barnett
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    Rosi wrote:
    It does make me laugh that in a world where female fighters have so many hurdles to overcome, one of the definite “good guys” of our sport (who, incidentally, has done a great deal for the public perception of women’s MMA) is getting shit because of some ridiculous politically correct problem with the term “angels”. See the bigger picture, people 😆

    How about focusing on some of the positives in the article? If you want something to throw around for debate, how about the bit where he says that Megumi Fuji is probably the best fighter in the world – male or female. 8)
    YAY! Rosi smile called me a “Good Guy”!

    Next she say I’m brilliant!
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    Tanswell
    Post subject: PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:01 am

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    Josh Barnett wrote:
    YAY! Rosi smile called me a “Good Guy”!
    Don’t worry, Josh, I’ve now convinced her you’re not 😉
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