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UFC 191’s Anthony “Rumble” Johnson pulls yoga mat from under woman, throws it across gym, promises to do it again if she doesn’t listen

By Sydnie Jones Convicted domestic abuser and #1 ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who fights on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 191’s card, bragged on Facebook about terrorizing a woman who d...
 
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DNBs: The newest “type” of awful women it’s acceptable to ridicule.

By Sydnie Jones Following a quote from UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey in UFC 190: Embedded Episode 2 that introduced the world to the idea of “do-nothin’ bitches,” media and fans seized upon Rousey’...

 
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Real Sports Forced the Domestic Violence Conversation MMA Didn’t Want to Happen

By Sydnie Jones Full disclosure: I was interviewed by Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for their Uncaged: Domestic Violence in MMA story, although they ultimately didn’t use the footage.  HBO’s 26-time Sports Emmy awa...
 
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Domestic Violence in MMA: An Index

Womensmma.com has written extensively on the subject. Here is an index of several of our articles on domestic violence, sexism, and misogyny in MMA: Emphatic Failure: A Brief Overview of Domestic Violence in MMA The Rising Cost...
 
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Emphatic Failure: A Brief Overview of Domestic Violence in MMA

By Sydnie Jones Mixed martial arts, commonly referred to as MMA, is a combat sport desperately grappling for legitimacy as a professional sport. Combining elements from multiple martial arts, including Brazilian jiu jitsu, wres...

 
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The Blackzilian Way: How to Abuse Women and Not Alienate People

Guest contributor pdlmma uses Twitter as a platform to offer a dissenting voice to the combat sports fanbase. His goal is to hold the MMA industry, fighters, and promotions accountable for the culture they create and the real w...
 
 
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Conor McGregor hits comedy gold, tells Conan Jose Aldo was cleared by his gynecologist

By Sydnie Jones The scheduled title fight at UFC 189 between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and super-hyped contender Conor McGregor was canceled after Aldo suffered a fractured rib in training. Now, McGregor will fight Chad ...

 
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Penne: June’s Fight of the Month

In our new Fight of the Month feature, our editor in chief Sydnie Jones, writer Melanie Gale, and a fighter will weigh in on our favorite WMMA fight of the past month. UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy (8-2) joins us for our inaug...
 
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Popped: PEDs, WMMA & the UFC Drug Policy

The UFC announced a far-reaching new drug policy for fighters yesterday, and we are cautiously optimistic this is the first step to improve the fighters’ working conditions and protect their health. In attendance at the presser...
 
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UFC 187’s Anthony Johnson’s 2010 lawyer on no contest plea: “That was his and his decision alone.”

Apparently the confusion is catching. Following Dana White’s bout with amnesia regarding Anthony Johnson’s 2010 conviction for domestic violence, Johnson himself claimed ignorance of the no contest plea deal he acce...