Only a few months ago, UFC President Dana White said he would “never have a female fighter” on his card.
Tonight, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche are poised to make history as the first women to compete in the octagon.
Rousey (6-0) and Carmouche (8-2) will meet in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche at the Honda Center in Anaheim, airing on pay-per-view (10 p.m. ET). White said the event was close to a sellout and would generate more box-office revenue than when the UFC visited the same venue in November 2011 with the heavyweight title on the line.
So, female fighters are making more money for White’s beloved UFC than his prized male fighters did. Money talks, and we’re betting White is very glad he changed his tune.
Will this fight open the world of UFC to more women? Well, we hope so. It’s still a popular thought that women should not fight, or be in combat, or do anything but be pretty and feminine … I say, what is MORE feminine than being sexy, smart AND badass?