Posted January 09, 2014

UFC’s Matt Brown: Women in MMA Should Fight Topless

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UFC fighter Matt Brown just recorded his first podcast, and judging by these excerpted parts on Fansided, it should also be his last. Here’s the money quote from the MMA fighter’s screed against women in the sport:

I just think this, if I’m [going] to pay $60 for a pay-per-view to watch women fight they should at least be topless.

You can read the not-at-all-exonerating context on MMA Mania, or–if whatever reason you feel the need to–listen to the podcast below:

[Fansided, MMA Mania]

17 comments
kenapowers
kenapowers

What a tool. Ronda is 10X the PPV seller he is. We haven't had many women's fights yet, but we've certainly had finishes. Ronda's next opponent finished her UFC debut with a TKO (punches) Calling out the lighter weight guys is a joke as well. We've seen finishes out of the 135lb guys to. I've been following the UFC for years and Matt Brown's name doesn't catch attention except by the hard core followers. Maybe his goal was to use the women's division to gain some personal name recognition? 

Gowian
Gowian

I read it more as a comment about the cost of the events, but yeah, Brown could have used a better way to explain his point. He'll likely be fined or suspended for this.  Dana and the UFC want to make sure that women's fighting is seen as legit, and not Foxy Boxing.  The last TUF did a lot of good in that regard.  I thought overall, the women's fights were better.

I like Matt as a fighter, but he just messed up bad.  I agree that the events are overpriced, and I understand they're fighting a method of piracy so easy to commit, my 70 year old computer illiterate father can figure it out, but Brown just stepped on a media landmine.  Sexism in general, and sexism against a part of the UFC that Dana's trying to grow is a double whammy.  

Joe R2
Joe R2

He only said what most men are constantly thinking when they watch a womens fight.  I know I kept hoping Miesha's top would come loose or that Ronda's shorts would ride just a little bit higher...  


That said, I have nothing but respect for women fighters.  But some of them are attractive, so why wouldn't I want to see them topless?  Ya know?

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

Dear Matt Brown, what you do is only as legitimate as what they do, so if you're going to make misogynistic.jokes at least be clever

Cool
Cool

and the men should fight naked too, so the women who pay $60 to watch can point and laugh.. yelling out "Steroids" while holding their fingers apart about 1 inch.

x72
x72

lol not a bad idea

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

@Joe R2 Mom just called, she needs the computer for her daily webshow…time to go outside and get some air. 

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@biasedsportsfan The legitimacy of men's sports is not tied to their female counterparts - it's the other way around. Most people couldn't give 2 terds about any sport involving women - it's fourth tier, and boring. Hell, even most women find women's sports boring. I don't watch women play sports for the same reason I don't watch children play sports.

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@Cool Right.  It's the woman's boyfriend or husband paying the $60, as with everything else. I doubt most fighters care what women think, period. They'll have the last laugh at the bar when the 'chicks' crowd around them looking for a free 'ride'...

JoelLovelace
JoelLovelace

@Cool- Right. Like any of those MMA women have any tits to look at.

Joe R2
Joe R2

@ITATTRACTS @Joe R2 


And your mom just popped up for some air and I told that w.hore to go back down and not come up until she was finished.