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UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Some fun fights lined up on November 6th.  Tim Kennedy vs Rafael Natal will headline the event. What are your thoughts on the fight between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis?

Ask Rosanna

MMA Girls fighter Rosanna Garcia answers your questions.
2) I’m a female wanting to start MMA, but I’m scared.  What advice could you give me? 
Rosanna: Wait until you’re not scared and then start, or start going until you’re not scared. Look, training to be a fighter is in and of itself ,”scary”. But you have to face it head on. You have to fake it til you make it, and you have to embrace failure. Because you’re going to fail OVER and OVER again until you succeed. But as a woman you’re going to face several things that a man never will.
1) You’re going to be told not to fight because you’re a woman.
“What if you get hit in the chest?”
“Oh my goodness, but you’re a GIRL! Girls’ don’t do that.”
“What if you get hurt?”
“I don’t want to see my baby girl get hit in the face.”
My advice? You don’t have to try to convince anyone to not tell you these things,  you just have to convince yourself that this things don’t make a difference in you wanting to train in MMA.
The other thing is that you’re going to train with mostly men. They’re almost always going to be stronger and faster. Don’t let this discourage you. Why? Because you’re going to fight women. And if you’re boyfriend or husband gets jealous? Well you can’t find a new husband but you can find a new boyfriend. As for reassuring a guy, it might stem from jealousy so just make sure that you let your guy know it’s always going to be him. Guys like that. lol
In the end, people are always going to try to talk you out of doing a violent sport, and especially when you’re a woman. It’s just that the reasons are going to be a lot more sexist than a man would ever hear. If you can tune out all the voices, EVEN the ones that come from family and friends (which will be the ones that will try to hamper your dreams the most), then you’ll be alright. If you can’t tune out people telling you not to then you most likely won’t have the inner mental voice to be a fighter. It’s almost impossible to go through a fight camp without that inner voice telling you to keep going no matter what.

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Ask Rosanna

MMA Girls fighter Rosanna Garcia answers your questions.

1)  Is it hard to date when you’re a female fighter? Do guys treat you differently? Are they intimated?

Rosanna: It’s not hard to date because you’re a female fighter, anymore than it’s just hard to date in general lol. The dilemma essentially comes from dating because being a fighter is a way of life. And everyone trying to be the best knows about the girlfriend/boyfriend curse. If you’re training and working full-time, then you simply MUST date someone who understands that you’re not going to be able to be there all the time. When you’re training for a fight, you’re sore, grumpy, irritated, tired, and just generally beat up. And then you have your girl or guy asking you if you want to go dancing? To a birthday party? Really? You’re going to bake cookies in front of me while I’m cutting weight? You’re mad because I have to train until 11 at night? And now that I’m finally home from getting beat up…you wanna cuddle? Like right now? REALLY?
Lol but that’s what usually happens to guy fighters though. Usually. While training for one fight I was dating a few people, and the ones who bothered me the most were the ones who didn’t understand that I didn’t want to hang out after fighter training. That, hey, maybe I want to go to sleep, because I have to do it all over again, like tomorrow lol.
And on the intimidation side, I think that guys are intimidated. Not cause I can beat them up or anything, but probably because I act too much like a dude. I’ve tried being slightly more girly, tried to paint my nails and buy women clothes. We’ll see what happens.
On a slightly more serious note, if I could define the perfect guy for me as a female fighter it would entail several things:
1) Don’t get jealous that I train with guys. That equals an immediate dismissal.
2) Please don’t ever tell me I shouldn’t be a fighter because I’m a woman. That equals an immediate dismissal after I laugh in and around your face.
3) Let go of about 83% of the b.s. I put you through while I’m training for a fight.
Not too much to ask for right? 🙂

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Ask Rosanna

MMA Girls fighter Rosanna Garcia answers your questions.

What do you of think Dana White and his stubbornness to Women’s MMA?

Rosanna: I think Dana has a good point, but he just comes across the wrong way saying it. He seems like a blunt person so he’s not going to sugarcoat things to be politically correct. There’s not enough Rousey’s, Tate’s, and Kaufman’s of the world to have a woman’s division. However, it’s getting there. Within the next few years I don’t see how he’ll have any other choice. Plus he’s running out of good male mma fighters that can put on a show. I’ve heard the last few UFC fights were pretty boring. I’ve never seen a boring woman’s mma fight, so if he wants to keep the money and innovation rolling I wouldn’t shelve it the way he has.

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