As you have likely already heard, UFC Welterweight, Matt Brown, had a few very scathing comments related to Women’s MMA recently on his new podcast. Matt basically stated that if he was going to pay to watch women fight, they should fight topless. He also stated that women do not have the physique necessary to produce knockout power.
Sara McMann, a former Olympic athlete, and current #1 contender for the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight title, heard about Brown’s comments, and ESPN Radio has her reaction:
I want to make it absolutely clear … I do not care if somebody wants to be a fan or not. Don’t pay $60 then. Nobody’s taking their top off.
I don’t even know him (Brown). Why would I give a crap what he thinks about my fight? You know what, Matt Brown fight in a Speedo.
Sara McMann holds likely a similar sentiment to most Women MMA fighters. Women’s MMA deserves to be respected in the same manner that men’s MMA is at this point. UFC fighters simply should not be saying inappropriate comments about fellow fighters.
After a lot of very negative feedback, Matt Brown apologized for his comments, and his podcast was taken down.
At UFC 170, Sara McMann will look to be the first women to defeat the Women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, in the main event of the evening.