So, I was having a conversation with some of my new friends, and I mentioned that I'd missed a UFC and Bellator show recently (because I'd been at Taekwon-do training), and was asking someone who the winners were. The reaction I received was, to say the least, strange.
Some of the girls looked at me as if I'd stood on their foot, the others didn't know what I was talking about, and the boys seemed to be mixed between impressed and confused. Is it weird when women like MMA (if you didn't know, that's Mixed Martial Arts)?
I know people think it's violent (and yes, it can be), but I've always enjoyed watching MMA championships, as I'm big on martial arts and wanted to compete a few times myself, but I'm not trained enough yet to do so (nor do I think my lecturers or parents would approve, as I'm a student radiographer!)
I'm just wondering why people find it so strange that I like it? Many of the girls when they found out what it was were like "Oh, that's a bit... odd, you don't look like that type of person", and the boys seemed to want to test my knowledge to see if I was lying to seem interesting.
Anybody else on here an MMA fan? And do you think it's strange women can like contact sports?
women play rugby I believe, so why not. the ufc has women competitions now also I think. though I reckon if theres a ufc fight were some girl gets their nose broken on the mat and blood spurts everywhere- it will be wierd thing to watch on tv.