When you think of mixed martial arts oxen (MMA), you don’t normally imagine a male and female fighter tackling it under pressure or via social media. Sure, we recently had Henry Cejudo and Valentina Shevchenko exchanging beards, but that was all for smiles and laughs. And we also had Ronda Rousey’s beef with Bryan Caraway a few years ago, although that was a direct result of Rowdy’s disdain for Miesha Tate.
Recently, however, Curtis Blaydes, one of the best competitors in UFC Heavyweight, has decided to criticize a few female MMA stars who he says only get promotions based on their bikini looks rather than their ability to actual combat. In addition, “Razor” says that a fighter who earns her income this way is similar to the way a stripper makes her living.
“I am a father to a daughter, so let me make it clear that I am not against female athletes who receive publicity and media from fans when they deserve it and earn it through legitimate hard work and grinding, “he said via an article on social media.
“My problem is why so many female athletes complain and complain about being overly sexualized by fans / the media, but at the same time many of them profit from sexualization through media recommendations, the High level placement on combat cards and overall popularity which leads to many other financial opportunities?
“I also don’t hate the hustle and bustle, like that’s how a woman wants to pay her bills through her body, which a lot of strippers do and I have no problem with either the other scramble, but you can’t live life that way and expect to earn the same type of respect and love that real shredders get, “he added.
“You can’t have your cake and your ice cream pick one, or you will jostle and make money on your sporting achievements and skills, or you will jostle and sell bikini photos and give up on that hard work and sweat bring…. this is an open discussion, i just want to hear the honest opinions of all of you. ”
Curtis then identified Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich as two UFC fighters, he said, are prime examples of media love without producing inside the cage.
“So you’re telling me that Paige Vanzant and Rachel Osto – everything that really deserves time remains on the UFC list for their” athletic achievements “and not just on the cards for their sex appeal? “
“Because if I am wrong about this, I guess the whole premise of my statement of origin is wrong and I apologize, but if you are a legitimate fan of MMA, you might not believe that the two women that I mentioned are on the list for something other than looking good in a bikini. ”
After being labeled by Blaydes as a “sexy” fighter who likes to post bikini photos and has not changed in the past five years, Invicta FC fighter Pearl Gonzalez returned.
“A fighter complaining about how my appearance keeps me relevant and that my skills have not improved. The fact that you are years old today and still cannot say a full sentence amazes me, “she said.
After Curtis defended his speech barrier, he challenged Gonzalez to defend what he perceived as lack of growth as a fighter.
“This is exactly an excuse! I am a convicted criminal and I have read more books than you have graduated from. I work every day in ALL areas of my life, including my sport, ”added Gonzalez. “I am 100% perishable and consistent in my growth. Your opinion is not relevant, stop hating BRUH! “
“To be 100% honest, I wasn’t talking about his speech problem … I was talking about the stupid things he chooses to talk about. We have such a huge platform and choosing to demolish women is so sad, “said the former UFC competitor.
“We are both from Chicago … a city full of violence … somewhere where we have to raise … I used to yell this man because he was from the same city as me. I was a fan. Why not reach out and try to help women instead of criticizing? Added Pearl before signing with a final blow to Curtis, telling him that he was not only shaming him, but all women.
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