Curtis Blaydes has gone after feminine MMA fighters who he says are extra occupied with being attractive than growing their talent set.
Blaydes referenced Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich as examples when he mentioned the subject with followers on-line.
“So that you telling me Paige Vanzant and Rachel Osto-whatever truly deserve time stay on the UFC’s roster for his or her ‘athletic achievements’ and their not simply on playing cards for his or her intercourse attraction? Trigger if I’m mistaken about that then I assume the entire premise of my unique assertion is mistaken and I apologize however for those who’re a legit fan of MMA you couldn’t probably imagine the 2 females I discussed are on the roster for something apart from the actual fact the look good in bikinis.”
A fan requested Blaydes his opinion on Pearl Gonzalez and he didn’t maintain again. The 29-year-old mentioned she is “not an excellent fighter” who will get by on her appears to be like.
“Yeah I do know of Pearl she’s one other one who’s not an excellent fighter however stays related trigger she’s continually posting bikini coaching pics, her expertise are precisely what they have been 5 years in the past a brawler with horrible footwork and respectable grappling. Too many females within the athletic business are getting by on being attractive not truly being good at their craft.”
Gonzalez wasn’t proud of the feedback from Blaydes and fired again seemingly taking pictures at his speech obstacle, she mentioned.
“A fighter complaining how my appears to be like preserve me related and that my expertise haven’t improved. The actual fact you might be immediately years outdated and nonetheless can’t converse a full sentence blows my thoughts.”
Talking on Fb Blaydes addressed his feedback and stood by them, he wrote.
“I’m a woman dad so lemme make this clear I’m not in opposition to feminine athletes getting publicity and media push and love from followers when it’s deserved and earned through legit onerous work and grinding.
“My difficulty is why achieve this many feminine athletes complain and gripe about being overly sexualized by followers/media however then on the similar time a lot of them are profiting off mentioned sexualization through media endorsements, excessive profile placement on combat playing cards, and general reputation which results in many different monetary alternatives?
“I don’t hate hustling both like if that’s how a feminine needs to pay her payments through her physique which is what many strippers do and i’ve no downside with both hustle however you may’t reside life that means and count on to garner the identical kind of respect and love that actual grinders get,” he added.
“You possibly can’t have your cake and your ice cream decide one, both you’re gonna hustle and become profitable off your athletic achievements and talent set otherwise you’re gonna hustle and promote bikini pics and forfeit that respect onerous work and sweat brings….that is an open desk dialogue simply wanna hear y’all’s trustworthy opinions.”
Is Curtis Blaydes proper? Do some feminine MMA fighters get by on their appears to be like?