Found July 10, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
(Photo by Dave Mandel/Sherdog) I want to make something clear before I start. This article is not meant to undermine Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Marloes Coenen or any of the other female fighters who work admirably to promote themselves and women’s mixed martial arts. What I am saying, is that Rose Namajunas may be the best thing for the continued promotion of WMMA, especially when it comes to gaining recognition for the lighter weight classes. When I look at the evolution of MMA, and in this case WMMA, I compare it to a relay race when it comes to the sports promotion and notoriety. Fighters rise and fall from the limelight, some have longer stretches of time, some move in and out of the public eye, but all eventually pass the baton to the next generation. There is no arguing that Ronda Rousy is the poster child for WMMA right now. We all know the enormity of what she has accomplished and what she is capable of accomplishing in the future, as she is only 26. However, Ronda has alrea...
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