All you jackasses perpetuating the idea that no one cares about non-Gina women’s MMA, stick this in your pipe and smoke it:
Ratings for this past weekend’s Showtime-televised Strikeforce Challengers 9 event proved solid as the show averaged an audience of 197,000 viewers, an industry source today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
The peak audience actually came for the night’s co-main event, a title fight between women’s welterweight champ Sarah Kaufman and challenger Roxanne Modafferi that spiked with 254,000 viewers.
The fight actually topped the Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe headliner, which drew 226,000 viewers.
The big slam from the Roxy / Kaufman fight also made Sportscenter’s Plays of the Week, and their fight was by far the biggest talking point going into and coming out of the event (although props to Shane Del Rosario for taking care of biznizz too).
Are there still a bunch of people who don’t care about WMMA? Yes, and unfortunately they will feel the need to flap their gums about that nonstop. Actually, I don’t mind that – I mind the assumption they often make that because THEY don’t like it, and their narrow minded friends don’t like it, that no one else does. Truth is, there are plenty of people who do, and that number is only going to grow as more weight is put behind WMMA and more great female fighters are given a chance to show their talents.