February 12, 2015 at 4:35 am #13041
Post subject: Parade magazine mentions (and insults) female MMA Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:40 am
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9/2 edition of Parade magazine Walter Scott’s Personality Parade was pretty surprising. Fatal Femmes is more widely known than I expected. Here is the blurb:
Q. I’m a big fan of cage-fighting stars Sofie Bagherdai and Lisa Ward. Do you think either will ever be as popular as Muhammad Ali’s boxing daughter, Laila Ali? – S.S., Atlanta, Ga.
A. We hope not. We favor outlawing those vicious bouts – featuring mixed martial arts and fought inside a cage – but fear it may be too late. One male version, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, already is a billion-dollar business. And female cage fighters like Bagherdai, 19, and Fatal Femmes champ Ward, 24, are on their way to drawing bigger audiences than women boxers like Laila Ali.
Post subject: PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:59 pm
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The women have ARRIVED! Who cares if some are afraid of it. At least womens MMA is on the radar now!
Post subject: PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:20 pm
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And female cage fighters like Bagherdai, 19, and Fatal Femmes champ Ward, 24, are on their way to drawing bigger audiences than women boxers like Laila Ali.
Well, that sounds pretty positive to me 😀
Post subject: PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:11 pm
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many in boxing are just po’d because mma has now surpassed it in popularity, women included. boxing is actually far more brutal. rounds were developed to extend the fights and gloves are more to protect the hands than the head. another excellent sign and article for women’s mma. not that boxing won’t always have it’s place too, and should, but *complete* fighting is now gaining the popularity, recognition and respect it deserves.
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