Kyra Gracie defeated Alexis Davis on points at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Photo via MMAFighting.com.
There's a certain lack of depth in women's mixed martial arts (MMA), that much is undeniable. In fact, UFC President Dana White has repeatedly made it clear that the reason his organization, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), doesn't promote women's fights is because there simply aren't enough ladies to create even one compelling division.
That's why submission grappling wizard Kyra Gracie is facing questions on when exactly she'll make the switch from competing in jiu-jitsu to MMA. Her answer (via MMAFighting.com):
"It's something that can happen soon or it can never happen. I really want to fight, but I'm waiting to see from which organization I am going to be in. I have to wait for the right moment. I still have a lot of things i want to do in my jiu-jitsu career, but everything is going toward MMA so I'm pretty sure one day I'll make my debut."
Just last night, Gracie, a four-time jiu-jitsu world champion, defeated Alexis Davis in a no-gi contest at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, the same event Nick Diaz no-showed for his highly anticipated superfight against Braulio Estima.
Watch highlights of Gracie's victory after the jump and get a taste of what may (or may not) be coming to MMA in the near (or not so near) future.