MMA is stuffed with fighter beefs that pop up nearly out of nowhere, and the COVID-19 lockdown doesn’t appear to have halted that development.
The most recent Twitter conflict entails UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes and Invicta FC flyweight Pearl Gonzalez. Regardless of each hailing from the Chicago space, they ended up in a spiky social media alternate following feedback made by Blaydes relating to Gonzalez’s seems and combating capability.
Over the course of a bunch of social media posts, screen-shotted by Blaydes himself and shared on his Fb and Twitter accounts, Blaydes put ahead an argument that there are a selection of feminine fighters who, he mentioned, are receiving preferential therapy because of how they appear, slightly than how they struggle.
Blaydes named Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich as examples when he chatted with followers on-line concerning the subject.
“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 enchantment? Trigger if I’m fallacious about that then I assume the entire premise of my authentic assertion is fallacious and I apologize however in the event you’re a legit fan of MMA you couldn’t probably imagine the 2 females I discussed are on the roster for something aside from the actual fact the look good in bikinis.”
When one fan requested about former UFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez, Blaydes weighed in once more.
“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 abilities are precisely what they have been 5 years in the past a brawler with horrible footwork and first rate grappling. Too many females within the athletic trade are getting by on being horny not truly being good at their craft.”
Gonzalez, a fellow Chicago resident, was removed from impressed with Blaydes’ feedback, and made positive he knew about it when she fired again on Twitter.
“A fighter complaining how my seems preserve me related and that my abilities haven’t improved. The actual fact you’re right now years outdated and nonetheless can’t converse a full sentence blows my thoughts.”
Blaydes then replied, accusing Gonzalez of mocking his speech obstacle, however Gonzalez denied getting private.
“To be 100% sincere I wasn’t speaking about his speech obstacle.. I used to be speaking concerning the silly matters he chooses to talk on. We’ve such an enormous platform & to decide on to tear down ladies is so unhappy.”
“We’re each from Chicago… a metropolis filled with violence.. someplace we have to uplift.. I used to shout this man out for being from the identical metropolis as me. I was a fan. Why not attain out & attempt to assist ladies as a substitute of criticizing?”
The back-and-forth continued, with Gonzalez signing off her half within the dialogue with a damning evaluation of Blaydes’ take.
“You didn’t simply disgrace me.. you shamed all ladies.”