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WomensMMA Welcomes Julie Dezellem

Hey guys! My name is Julie Dezellem and this is my first post on this site.  A friend of mine asked me if I’d be willing to blog and share a little about my MMA experience so here I am! I am 21 years old and from the Yaki...
 
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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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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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The UFC Is Making the Exact Same Mistakes The NFL Made Regarding Domestic Violence

Republished with permission from Cage Potato By Seth Falvo Watching Dana White’s recent appearance on “Fox Sports Live” paints a very clear picture: Dana White does not want you to compare him to NFL Commissio...
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Ronda Rousey vs Gina Carano: Between Sport and Spectacle

For those who don’t follow the sport, but are somehow reading this website, Gina Carano and the UFC have been in off-and-on negotiations for months now. At this point, Gina’s return after five years away from the sport, and the...