i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you
April 13th was another historic night for women’s mixed martial arts. In only the second women’s fight in the history of what is arguably considered the premier MMA promotion in the world, Cat Zingano
and Miesha Tate
fought for the right to become one of the first two women to coach a group of male and female fighters on the upcoming season of the UFC’s reality show, The Ultimate Fighter
. In addition to the coaching assignment, the winner would get to face the other TUF coach, champion Ronda Rousey
, for the women’s 135 pound belt.
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.