Anderson Silva on Females and MMA: It's Cool, but Not Very Feminine


Anderson Silva (33-4) may not be certain about the status of females in MMA, but is onboard for their introduction into the UFC.

"I think it's cool, despite not finding MMA something very feminine female, but that's okay," said Silva to TATAME.

Ronda Rousey (6-0) is expected to be the first female to join the ranks of the UFC and be the inaugural champion. Dana White has credited her as changing his opinion that women have a spot in MMA. Rousey is currently the Strikeforce bantamweight champion. She won the title earlier this year and like all her nine fights, the ending came via armbar submission.

As for Silva's current status, it was reported earlier in the week that he was looking to remain inactive until late next year.

Silva sees females entering the Octagon as bringing fairness to the sport.

"I think the girls also have to have opportunity," said Silva. "I think the UFC nifty is opening this space because women, after all, dominate the world."

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