Let me tell you about this guy named Dave Bergel that writes for OnMilwaukee.com. He’s one of these guys that loves to write uninformed articles about MMA and I’m the idiot that loves to read them. We have a symbiotic relationship like those little birds that follow elephants around just to eat their dung. I hate that I’m giving this guy more press than he probably received on the ‘OnMilwaukee,’ but whenever someone writes the sentence ‘But there are sports that women play where the game is drastically different than the men’s game. And the difference is because of the difference between the sexes,’ it needs to be addressed. Check out this excerpt of Bergel’s reactionary article after seeing UFC 157 while I open my empty fridge in anticipation that something new is inside it.
The UFC thing is a transparent gimmick. Forget for a moment that MMA is a gruesome display of unbridled violence egged on by a crowd of rabid bloodlusters. It is a sport (and I use that term loosely) where pandering is an advantage to building its popularity.
And the fight between Rousey and Carmouche is pandering to our basest beliefs.
Think about it: Put two women in scanty clothes into a locked room (the octagon), let them take off after each other and and roll around on the ground, legs locked together and sweat dripping off each of them. Sound like some kind of porn? Of course, and it plays into the fantasy of lots and lots of men.
It almost makes you wonder what else they can do. Will UFC stage a bout between Rouse and a man who is in her weight class? It would be ten times more absurd than the King-Riggs match.
As difficult as it may be to believe, there are sports that are good for women to play and some that, if they are going to play, ought to just be against women.
I love women playing tennis, golf, skiing, skating, gymnastics soccer and even softball. Those sports, when played by women, retain the essence of the sport, regardless of gender.
But there are sports that women play where the game is drastically different than the men’s game. And the difference is because of the difference between the sexes. Basketball and hockey come to mind, as well as boxing, wrestling and baseball.
Women’s groups have long been active in fighting the exploitation of women. This UFC farce ought to be their next target. It is extreme exploitation.
Don’t you hate it when you open your fridge and stand in front of it, scanning every possible cabinet for anything besides half-bottles of aging condiments? That’s congruent to Dave Bergel’s uninformed article on women and the UFC. I read the entire thing, scanned it for any coherent content but I could find nothing. Just an article filled with bottles of emotional condiments that, of course, need to be thrown in the trash.