Posted by scoozna
Call me jaded, but I don't think it should come as much of a shock to anyone that a female MMA fighter calls it quits. It's a serious up-hill battle for them money-wise and future-wise. The sport is not really near mainstream acceptance of female fighters. (IMHO)
Yes, but at the same time when you are arguably nearing the cream of the crop of the sport, why would you drop out? If her heart isn't in it, that's fine, I don't hold it against her, but don't blame the lack of fights on your exit. The world's most famous male fighters gutted it out on the indie circuit for years, taking crappy pay in order to pursue their passion, why are women all of a sudden exempt from this? (that's a rhetorical question btw, I'm not calling you out or anything.) She has plenty of fight opportunities in Japan to help pad her rep, she can't just rely on Strikeforce when she has bills to pay.