RANT WITH US: Female (Amateur) MMA Fighter Rant
Being a fighter myself, it drives me absolutely nuts when I see other female fighters treating fighting so lightly. Our sport has a hard enough time gaining respect and recognition without a bunch of people building up to go pro, making it look worse. You can’t hope to be a professional athlete if you eat junk constantly, smoke and don’t bother to condition or even put in a decent amount of training time. Losses are expected in amateur MMA and they are how we learn. But as an athlete, our bodies are what we rely on. Why would you jeopardize that by treating it badly? We have to work twice as hard as guys to convince the world that we are tough and that we work hard. We should be putting in work to ensure that not only are we representing ourselves, but the sport, well.