Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Matt Brown is keeping busy while he patches himself up from a recent back injury (more on that here). Part of that rehab includes a stint on the "Legit Man Shit" podcast, where "The Immortal" dishes on the state of the combat sports union.
Including women's mixed martial arts (MMA):
"The whole fight we have women in one room, men in another room. Rousey and Miesha come on and all the women just fucking gather around the TV like it's the fucking Kardashians coming on. I always said, 'I don't know why they put women in the UFC.' Now I know why. 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. How many knockouts do you see in women's fights? It's not really my thing, I respect what they do, but look, they don't have the body type or the power, all that shit, for knockouts. If you're not a good grappler in women's MMA then you're behind. It's no different than the 125 [pound] division of men's MMA in that they're just really not built for knockouts."
Have a listen:
Despite the success of female fighters since transitioning to the Octagon in 2013, not everyone has been welcoming them with open arms. Not long ago, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre found himself in hot water for his comments on women's MMA (read them here).
That didn't sit well with Ronda Rousey and I'm assuming this probably won't, either. But "Rowdy" has bigger fish to fry, as she's just over a month away from her next title defense, a 135-pound showdown against fellow undefeated Olympian Sara McMann.
For more on their UFC 170 headliner, which takes place on Feb. 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, click here.