Sunday, February 24, 2008

3 MMA Fights to Show Your Girlfriend So She'll Watch it Too or at Least Stop Bugging You About It!


Its been a long night on the town and you and your spouse/girlfriend just wanna relax, so you go home and she suggests that you watch a movie. Tell her that you have a better idea and that you want to share something with her that makes you happy. Now explain to her that its really important to you that she sit down, relax and watch what you put on the television. Proceed to show these fights in this order to your loved one, so she'll appreciate why we love this sport so much or least let you watch your MMA in peace. Remember this is only if your spouse/girlfriend has no knowledge of the sport, for those woman who do, God Bless You.


3. Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79- First things first be sure to explain the rules like no groin shots etc. Its very important that you show this fight first. One, because Chuck Liddell is probably the only fighter she has seen or knows anything about, and two, because there is virtually zero ground game in this fight and its way too early to show any ground work. Now explain to her the magnatude of this fight and that its been many years in the making. Give her some background on Wanderlei and maybe even pull out the old laptop and hit up some Silva highlights on youtube. Start the fight, of course the first thing she'll say is "Is that the guy from Fear Factor?" you say "Yes, honey". Now let her watch the fight, sit back and enjoy the ooh's and ahh's. After the fight tell her its only going to get better and no she can't marry Chuck Liddell.


2. Fedor Emelianenko vs Kazayuki Fujita at Pride 26- Before beginning the fight give her some history on Pride. Now explain to her who Fedor is and that he had just beat the best fighter in the world to win the belt. Again, youtube is your friend when explaining who fighters are, tell her how big of an underdog Fujita is although she'll probably figure that out by the announcers. Also, Rampage is a guest announcer in this fight so that will certainly get some laughs from her and explain who he is also. Tell her the things that make Fedor one of the best fighters ever, you know what I'm talking about. Start the fight, now this is the first time she will see a submission so let her know that these guys are professionals and that choking someone out is really not a big deal and they know what they're doing so the fighters know the difference between a choke that puts you to sleep and a choke that kills you. Hopefully she was rooting for the underdog and got excited when Fujita landed that punch, but then hopefully she appreciated the determination and recovery of Emelianenko to come back. Show her the fighters laughing and embracing afterwards.


1. Mirko Crocop vs Wanderlei Silva 2 at Pride Final Conflict Absolute- She will already be familiar with Wanderlei so she'll have someone to root for right off the bat. Again, explain some background on Crocop and youtube it for some highlights. Tell her about Crocop being in the Croatian army and that he's a very important person over there. Explain to her that many fighters have college degree's, and maybe even some accounting college, and their not just dumb jocks. Also explain the weight difference and the fact that this is an open weight grand prix and that this is their second fight against each other. Start the fight and enjoy the reactions. This will be her first Knockout, hopefully she'll enjoy it, but explain to her that there are doctors ringside and that the fighters are taken care of immediately. Make her watch Crocop's interview after this and the respect he shows Silva, I think this is important(As was the after fight embrace of Fedor/Fujita) to show her that the fighters don't hate each other(usually) and that its only a sport.

This is just for one night to get the ball rolling. Ease her into it and down the road she can start to appreciate all the things you love about mixed martial arts. Like, the gracefulness of Anderson Silva's strikes, the heart of Minotauro, an amazing ground battle, the dedication of the fighters, the athletiscism of GSP, the smaller organizations, the agelessness of Randy Couture, and thats just to name a few. If she still doesn't take to it, then maybe it was at least enough for her to respect MMA.

15 comments:

tylr said...

The best way I've found to get anyone into MMA is to show them a great fight from the peak of Sakuraba's career. Everyone loves that guy immediately.

Anonymous said...

great article man

MMA BLASTER said...

Don't show the Franklin v. Silva fights, they will talk about getting a nose job for the next 30 minutes.

Anonymous said...

I've a girl and watched MMA for the last 3.5 years. I started with Pride and enjoyed the great entertainment factor.

Anonymous said...

Here's my view... I'd show my girl the Babalu vs. Heath fight right off the bat, and if she cheers for Babalu at the end... I ask her to marry me.

Anonymous said...

fuck you these are terrible fights. your bashing wand. you should show her wanderlei vs kanehara..one...shogun vs arona...two...and last but not least fedor vs goodridge

Anonymous said...

My various girlfriends have always grown much more interested in the sport after seeing GSP, Shogun or Huerta fight in tight shorts...

csreeves said...

Thanks a lot...jerk!

Pants, Cigars, Poker, Golf, The fucking Presidency, and now this!!!

Is nothing sacred to men anymore?

What's next...gonna teach 'em how to pee their name in the snow standing up?!!

For those of us who don't want our chicks to beg to go to every fight night with the guys...how about you put together a top 3 list to show the women that will forever have them DETESTING the sport and want nothing to do with it???

(I'm only partially kidding here)

Anonymous said...

First I ever showed my wife was Fedor/Randleman - between amazement that Fedor lived and the Pride lady's voice she definitely understood how entertaining it could be.

Grums said...

I have gotten my girlfriend interested in MMA and this is how I did it. I started watching the Ultaimate Fighter when she was around and then she got interested in the reality concepts (as most females are). Then she told me not to watch any episodes without her, becuase she got attached to the participants. After season 1 she was interested in the sports too, escpecially when some TUF-participants was fighting in the UFC.

So now we watch all the matches together.

Anonymous said...

Sakuraba vs. Rampage. That is the fight to get anybody interested in MMA, regardless of gender.

Paul C said...

I don't see the point of trying to get women to do anything. Guys, just watch your football, MMA, and everything else. If you're lady wants to join you, she will.

If she's really sweet like my girl, she'll toss you a beer and join you.

Anonymous said...

i showed my girlfriend a GSP fight once, and she's never stopped watching.

whitney said...

GIRLS AREN'T PUSSIES YOU KNOW

D-ROCK208 said...

whoever said the babalu thing thank you god women are the best haha and right when i saw this i thought o if im showin some girls a fight its the wandi iceman fight for sure a brawl that doesnt end or stop till times up