Category: Featherweight Division

The Subtleties of Women’s MMA and Weight Cutting

Ahhh, weight cutting. Some call it barbaric, and others call it essential to maintaining a competitive edge. Like it or not, it’s embedded into the dynamics of MMA competition. It contributes to the drama of MMA culture as well (Did Joanna’s weight cut really affect her performance against Rose, or as so many people suggest, is it just a silly excuse for an embarrassing loss?). Adding to the multiple layers of complexity is the fact that women’s weight-cutting experiences differ greatly from those of men. Continue reading “The Subtleties of Women’s MMA and Weight Cutting”

Nunes explains not fighting Cyborg, says that her division can keep her busy

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes knows that lots of fight fans are anxious to see her fight Cris Cyborg in a champion vs. champion superfight, however, Nunes told MMA Fighting that it was her decision to move forward with her UFC 224 title defense against Raquel Pennington.

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