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Bedfellows for the Impotent: Stealing Miesha Tate’s Pictures is Misogyny

At the end of August, some super bad-ass people released almost 200 stolen, private pictures from, almost exclusively, famous women. On the tenth of October, word spread that MMA’s own Miesha Tate was one of the numerous ...
 
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bloomberg
bloomberg

Our Editor-in-Chief Talks to Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek published a piece by David Armstrong entitled Mixed Martial Arts Courts More Female Fans, and he asked me some questions for it. A quote from me is at the end, but since I’m prone to long explanatio...

 
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fox knee choke
fox knee choke

Tamikka Brents Criticizes Fallon Fox for Exploiting Trans Status, Then Exploits Fox’s Trans Status

Fallon Fox fights Saturday night at the Capital City Cage Wars in Springfield, Illinois. She’s fighting Tamikka Brents, who went on a doofy rant last year in a bid for publicity, apparently not realizing the flagrant hypo...
 
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thiago-silva-tattoo-2
thiago-silva-tattoo-2

The UFC is an Embarrassment & We Can’t Call Thiago Silva a Domestic Abuser for Legal Reasons

Photograph by Ryan Loco But if it weren’t considered libel, we would. Thiago Silva was cut from the UFC back in February after he had a standoff with a SWAT team. According to police reports, the standoff was spurred beca...
 
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UFCPresidentDanaWhite
UFCPresidentDanaWhite
UFCPresidentDanaWhite

White-washing: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed casual sexism among the biggest names in MMA, the types of MMA stories that reach mainstream media, and touched on how Dana White’s stubbornness is the bullet he’s putti...

 
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warmachinemugshot
warmachinemugshot

The Rising Cost of Indifference: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 1

Misogyny and sexism have found strongholds in professional sports. They’re similar to athlete’s foot; they have an environment in which to thrive, often go unchecked at the source, and are treated as minor, fleeting...
 
 
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shamelessly stolen from @3amMMA
shamelessly stolen from @3amMMA
shamelessly stolen from @3amMMA

TUF 20 Promo Released; Is Almost Entirely Disappointing & Sexist

First, the women themselves are, of course, not disappointing. This isn’t a criticism of them. But the way the UFC has chosen to present the fighters, from the very first word we see and hear, is disappointing. BEAUTY, we...

 
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lauren2
lauren2

Invicta Bantamweight Champ Lauren Murphy is About to Step into the Octagon.

Invicta Bantamweight champ Lauren Murphy makes her UFC debut Saturday at Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux, against Sara McMann. If you’re not familiar with Lauren, her compelling history is detailed on Fightland in a...
 
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laurenmurphy
laurenmurphy

Lauren Murphy: Fight Camp

In just ten days, undefeated Invicta Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy makes her UFC debut at Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux, against Sara McMann. We asked her what the lead up to a fight was like, and she shared her t...
 
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photo by Esther Lin
photo by Esther Lin
photo by Esther Lin

This is What It Means to Congratulate Pat Miletich

Pat Miletich, the first UFC welterweight champion, was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6, 2014. Miletich is an outspoken man. He says what he thinks fearlessly, without regard to how stupid it it is or how much of an...