- Jul 2, 2011
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- Toronto, Ont. Canada
It seems to me that this is pretty much the dilemma. Women's MMA isn't very deep yet, but the ladies who compete are skilled. The athletes have skill, heart and the will (as you put it) and they sell a quality product. But no one will see it if they don't market it. And if no on sees it, they don't make a living.
It's the dream of most professional athletes, regardless of their sport, to do it full time. They want to make enough money doing what they love so that they don't have to punch a time card anymore. So, I guess I don't find it blasphemous. I think it's very practical.
Also, I don't think it's been brought up yet, but while I would argue that MMA is a martial art, the sport of MMA is just that: a sport. For the pros who are trying to make a career out of it, it's also a business. It's all of these things at the same time.
Yeah I guess it has to be balance. I came down too hard on this subject.