by Jill Pantozzi | 5:30 pm, December 22nd, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:44 am, March 15th, 2013
Well, at least no one can say he doesn’t look the part, right?READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, March 7th, 2013
by AshleyRose Sullivan | 12:39 pm, February 25th, 2013
This weekend wasn’t just the Oscars, it was also the first Ultimate Fighting Championship bout to feature two signed female MMA fighters. We’ve reported a bit on the progress of women in the mixed martial arts community to get the kind of billing their male peers get, but last week long-time MMA fan AshleyRose Sullivan offered to cover the fight for us and explain its milestone status.
On February 23rd, as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche entered the ring at the sold-out The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, for UFC 157, Joe Rogan announced (over the sound of thousands of screaming fans) that, “This is a gigantic cultural moment!” He was right.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:35 pm, January 31st, 2013
Say what you will about George Lucas (childhood ruiner!… ahem, sorry), but his daughter Amanda Lucas seems pretty dang awesome. At least judging by this trailer for Lucas, Bobby Razak‘s upcoming documentary on the professional MMA fighter.
Today in Ladies Who Can Beat You Up: The UFC Starts a Female Division, Hires Its First Openly Gay Fighter
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, December 7th, 2012
You might not be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA. That’s fair. But even if watching people beat the crap out of each other on Pay-Per-View isn’t of particular interest to you, this bit of news is still pretty cool: UFC, the world’s biggest MMA promotion company, has created its first female division. And crowed its first female champion. And signed its first openly gay fighter, also a woman.
Heck yes. Butt-kicking ladies, coming through.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 1:58 pm, April 10th, 2012
After making her professional debut last March, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey has now earned herself a Strikeforce title — in a matter of seconds. The prize money was also a nice bonus, considering her only reward for her amateur victories was, well, victory. And while she’s enjoying her rapid rise to the top of the women’s division of the sport and becoming better and better at what she does, she’s also finding herself in a role model position for other girls who might want to give athletics a try. But don’t go calling her the new face of women’s MMA just yet — Ronda Rousey kicks ass in the name of teamwork!READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 11:44 am, March 19th, 2012
It’s 2012, we are still at war in the Middle East, and women are still not allowed to fight in Army combat roles. And women who are in the Army and being denied the chance to serve to the same extent as their male counterparts have found a new way to prove that they can fight on par with men: MMA-inspired cage matches. With men.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 12:55 pm, February 19th, 2012
We knew this already, but Gina Carano is not the only woman with MMA cred whose story we’re following. Allow us to introduce you to Amanda Lucas — a professional MMA fighter who just yesterday battled it out for Deep 57‘s openweight title, and the daughter of George Lucas, who made some space movies or something. Though while her family is famous, it’s her fight that’s gotten her recognition lately. Come inside! We’ll talk about how much ass Amanda Lucas kicks!READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 1:59 pm, January 20th, 2012
Time for your unsubstantiated “Wonder Woman movie” rumor of the day: Gina Carano, the MMA fighter who is getting excellent buzz for her first starring role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire, has said that she would love to play Wonder Woman if they made a movie about her — and she’s not the only one who would like to see her in such a role. That might be really awesome, but is this movie even happening? (Um, can it now?)READ MORE