White couldn't be happier with decision to feature women

by Jeff Cain |

On Feb. 23, women’s MMA will debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche.  The historic event is headlined by the first female bout and title fight under the UFC brand.

Some have been critical about the UFC bringing in a women’s division, but Dana White couldn’t be happier with the decision.

“I’ve heard some flack about the girls.  Their mitt work is better than half the (expletive) guys. Their hands are great.  They’re well-rounded.  They represent the sport well.  They represent themselves well,” said the UFC president following UFC on Fuel TV 7 in London on Feb. 16. “I couldn’t be happier that I made the decision, and I couldn’t be happier with the fight.”

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tags: Dana White   Ronda Rousey (detail)  Liz Carmouche (detail)  UFC 157   


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TopGrinder site profile image  

2/19/13 3:23 AM by TopGrinder

I really wouldn't be surprised if Dana and Ronda r a thing.... Dude is whipped

Glovegate site profile image  

2/19/13 2:24 AM by Glovegate

"Their mitt work is better than half the (expletive) guys. Their hands are great" LOL no.

sparkuri site profile image  

2/19/13 1:22 AM by sparkuri

But girls are pretty...

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

2/19/13 12:53 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Think he meant he couldn't be happier featuring woman

victorchensky site profile image  

2/19/13 12:04 AM by victorchensky

a big reason why women hit the mitts so well is most likely due to women being less likely to try to hit the pads as hard as they can compared to men. this allows them to develop good form because they primarily focus on hitting the mitts properly rather than just throwing ridiculous winging punches. as for being well rounded, a big part has to do with the fact that not that many women have crazy power or strength, as a result they have to be technical and this helps round out their game. perhaps their association with femininity has to do with that in the sense that they are also probably less likely to use steroids.

Rahjai site profile image  

2/19/13 12:02 AM by Rahjai

if Ronda loses, won't be so happy.