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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”