I try to be one of those guys even though I still cringe when I watch a WMMA match because part of me still says, "This isn't right." I'm learning to respect and appreciate the talented female fighters who enter their own cages and test their mettle. Julie Kedzie is one of my favorites.
With regards to Ronda, I need her to accept that as the face of WMMA, she has to find ways to disprove the stereotype men have of her and her sport. She's got to become a role model for young girls and not some sideshow for the UFC.
It's Dana White' s job to help her.
In addition to getting her a PR agent, I think he needs to keep her from photoshoots like ESPN's body issue. Yeah, we can all appreciate her beauty, but she's a fighter, not a ring girl. Strikeforce exploited Ronda's sex appeal for ratings, and I pray that Dana will show her the respect that she deserves.
Besides, Dana's got bigger problems with his signing of Ronda Rousey. WMMA is so nascent that there really aren't enough fighters to legitimately challenge for the title and keep our attention. Meisha Tate, Sarah Kaufmann, and even Liz Carmouche aren't enough to make an entire division.
If WMMA is going to make a run at legitimacy, it's going to come with great investment in Invicta FC, and I think Dana is well ahead of me on that one.
I accept that yes, I'm delusional if I think that this will actually happen, but hey, one can dream, right?