In these hours, a huge controversy grew within UFC, when they assured that they did not want women inside. Was Stephen A. Smith, ESPN announcer, who left some phrases that made a lot of noise, which obviously went viral later on social networks. The aforementioned, among other things, made it clear that he does not like to see female divisions within Mixed Martial Arts.
Of course, 2020 had several incredible fights for fans and viewers around the planet, although there was nothing like a special fight. The fight for the Women’s Strawweight title, in the UFC 248, had Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. This contest was the winner of the “Fight of the Year” award, where the last one mentioned ended with a really disfigured and inflamed face.
Although the aforementioned did not leave his words with the intention of hurting or annoying someone, in networks they criticized him for it. Smith specified that he loves to see the quality of women within Mixed Martial Arts, but also does not tolerate seeing them hurt themselves in there. Of course, that was not in a tone of improvement or contempt, but he was still marked by his sayings, beyond being a fan of the female divisions.
Understanding the above, Smith He began by saying the following about it: “First of all, I love it. I think there are a lot of women that they are incredibly qualified to do the job they are doing. Where I jump out of the bandwagon is where they try to physically participate. For example, I never want to see a woman boxing with a man. I don’t want to see that.
«I don’t want to see a woman in the UFC fighting a man. There are some women who will kick the guy’s ass though. When I think of boxing sports, I don’t like to see women involved in it at all. I just don’t like it. I would not approve, I would not promote legislation that would prohibit them from doing so, but I do not want to women punching each other in the face, “he also declared.
To close, Stephen He highlighted: “I don’t want to see women fighting in the Octagon and things like that. That’s how I am. Certainly, what I would strongly oppose is fighting men. I don’t think that’s cool. I am not a supporter of that. Also, you never want to give men a license to believe that it’s okay to be physical with a woman, to be honest with you. You don’t want to do that.
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