Last night, CBS featured an MMA fight between Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young brought to us by Elite XC. The two YouTube clips below show the fight.
This was a pretty cracking fight, both fighters with heavy Muay Thai backgrounds. It was very exciting and the crowd got a good show. After watching this fight, it is amazing to me that there are still old dinosaurs in the MMA industry who don't think women ought to be fighting.
Dana White, president of the UFC, remains opposed to allowing women on their organization's fight cards, claiming there aren't enough elite female fighters out there. This is just nuts. Is he telling us that Gina Carano, Satoko Shinashi, and Megumi Fujii (and that's just a few off the top of my head) aren't good enough while Kalib Starnes, recently dubbed "The Running Man," after his cowardly performance at UFC 83, is? It boggles the mind.
Many announcers are saying that the women fights are stealing the show in many cases. White needs to wake up and realize how much women have to offer MMA as a sport.