UFC 157 Fighters Discuss Females Inside The Octagon

While there has been some discussion concerning females taking the headline billing for UFC 157, the male fighters competing at the card on Saturday night appear to be all for it.

During the pre-fight press conference on Thursday, four of those fighters were asked their thoughts on females joining the ranks of the UFC.

Dan Henderson

“I think it’s great. I have women that train in my gym all the time that are hoping to get where these women have got. I am excited I get to watch the last fight.”

Lyoto Machida

“I believed there would come a time the UFC would open the doors to women fighting. I am happy to be on this card with women headlining.”

Josh Koscheck

“I think it’s a good thing for our sport. It is bringing in a lot of new attention to the sport, new media. Hopefully, they can build a good enough group of girls that can come in and compete at the top level.”

Robbie Lawler

“I think it’s awesome. These girls have trained hard. They go out there, bang it out and are doing everything that everybody else is doing.”

  • Nosgoth1979

    It’s nice to hear the guys that have been in the UFC for so long showing their support. This has the potential to be a really good main event. Actually I’m psyched about the whole card really, especially since I have a DISH Hopper now, and it’ll be the first UFC I’ll get to watch in peace in a very long time. Being an employee of DISH, I was thrilled when we released the Hopper. It’ll record up to six shows at once during primetime, so my wife can record her shows, the kids can catch theirs, and I’ll be able to focus on the fights at the same time!

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