Fedor Emelianenko Thinks Women Should Stay Out Of The Octagon

2013 saw a big rise in popularity for women’s MMA. Women’s MMA certainly has its detractors and one of them is former Strikeforce and Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Emelianenko had this to say during an interview:

“I respect the girls who defend the country’s honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing. But I do not support female MMA. A woman must take care of the house, raise her children and be feminine. There a lot of different sports which help her in that, but MMA is not one of them.”

Expect UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to provide a response should word of this get back to her.She agreed with her rival Miesha Tate in calling Georges St-Pierre “ignorant” for his thoughts on women’s MMA.

UFC president Dana White also infamously said he’d never allow women to fight in the Octagon.

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