Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate unloads on UFC welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre for the "ignorant" comments he made against women's mixed martial arts. Find out what "Rush" said, as well as "Cupcake's" scathing reply, right here.
If everyone would just listen to Kuato and "open their minds," the world would be a better place.
That includes Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who has incurred the wrath of former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate, for comments he made regarding the state of women's mixed martial arts (MMA).
"In my heart I have, you know, it's the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I'm old school. I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it's hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good."
Georgie Porgie, Puddin' and Pie,
Criticized the girls and got a scathing reply.
"I think the problem with GSP's view about WMMA is that he doesn't have one. If he hasn't ever watched us women fight then he can't say how he really feels about it because he's ignorant.
Being old fashioned is fine, but us "modern day" girls aren't asking for your protection, we are asking for your acceptance and we are fighting for equality.
If everyone felt about MMA as GSP thinks he feels about WMMA, then he wouldn't have a job.
I'm hoping George St. Pierre can open his mind a little bit and actually watch some women's fights. We're coming to the UFC for a reason and it would be nice to have one of my all-time favorite fighter's full support."
"He is ignorant, Ignorant means uneducated and the fact that he has NEVER watched a women's fight so how can he say how he would really feel about it without seeing for himself. That's what I have an issue with, he has no CLUE how hard we fight and how tough we are."
"Rush" to judgment?
Tate, who will join fellow female fighter Ronda Rousey on the ZUFFA roster in 2013, is a fierce defender of the faith, having recently eviscerated Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney for his championship matchmaking (and slight against Zoila Gurgel) last month in Dayton, Ohio.
Is "Cupcake" speaking out of turn? Or gutsy enough to stand up for what she believes in, even if it means speaking out against one of combat sports most popular fighters?