It didn’t take long for one of MMA’s elite female fighters to shoot back at Georges St-Pierre for his comments about finding it hard to watch women fight.
Former Strikeforce Women’s champ Miesha Tate took to get website CupcakeTate.com to send a message to her fans.
Last Thursday at the UFC 154 open workouts, George Saint Pierre made some statements that were pretty closed minded about women’s mma, in a way it bothered me and I’m sure it bothered many others.
GSP stated: “In my heart I have, you know, it’s the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I’m old school.” St. Pierre explained. “I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it’s hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good.” (original article on George Saint Pierre’s statement here)
I think the problem with GSP’s view about WMMA is that he doesn’t have one. If he hasn’t ever watched us women fight then he can’t say how he really feels about it because he’s ignorant.
Being old fashioned is fine, but us “modern day” girls aren’t asking for your protection, we are asking for your acceptance and we are fighting for equality.
If everyone felt about MMA as GSP thinks he feels about WMMA, then he wouldn’t have a job.
I’m hoping George St. Pierre can open his mind a little bit and actually watch some women’s fights. We’re coming to the UFC for a reason and it would be nice to have one of my all-time favorite fighter’s full support.
It won’t take long for him to realize we aren’t these fragile little creatures when we enter the cage, we are warriors and every bit as deserving of respect as the men.
Tate has always been outspoken when it comes to the sport of MMA and women being a part of it.
UFC President Dana White has now confirmed that women will in fact be heading to the UFC Octagon.
Do you agree with GSP? Or do you enjoy watching the women fight?