Dana White States the Inevitability of More Women’s Divisions in the UFC

UFC President, Dana White speaks about the boom that is women’s mixed martial arts, after the second ever fight in the promotions history this past weekend at TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas, NV, explaining that further women’s divisions are inevitable at this time.

White, speaking via MMAJunkie, said:

“You would think so. If you think about it, when we started this company, we had heavyweights, light heavyweights, middleweights and welterweights. That was it. When we brought in the 155-pound division, everybody was like, ‘This is crazy. They’re too small. Nobody will ever watch.’ The evolution of this sport as it’s continued to grow, we’ve been adding weight classes, and the sport keeps getting bigger. There are more and more talented guys in all those weight classes. The same thing will happen with the women.”

“I think when you got into the 135-pound division, I knew there were enough fights for a year and a half, two years. You think that after it starts to generate some excitement and interest that other women will pop out of the woodwork. … I think over the next couple of years, we’re really going to see a big boom. I think that this company is so different than boxing. Women’s boxing blew up for a minute and then it just died and went away. We invest in the sport, and as long as we want women to stay, women will continue to thrive and grow.”

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