Posted on 06 March 2013 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
There was a time, recently in fact, when UFC President Dana White was adamant that women would never fight inside the octagon at UFC. Now White is one of the biggest supporters of women fighters and has given a giant push for them to be included on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts. This push came in the form of scheduling a championship title fight at UFC 157 between current bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche at the sold-out Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, on Saturday, February 23.
Posted on 04 November 2012 by Jillian Bullock
You know the saying goes “never say never.” For years UFC President Dana White stated that female MMA fighters would never fight in his organization, but now he’s eating those words. In a recent Sports Illustrated article White announced that a women’s division being added to the UFC roster “is absolutely going to happen.”
Posted on 03 August 2012 by Jillian Bullock
As a fitness expert, mixed martial artist and boxer, I teach group fitness, kickboxing and strength conditioning to men and women. However, through my Fighting Spirit Warriors program, I teach girls and woman, ages 10-70, why being physically fit is vital to help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of rape, sexual assault or domestic violence.
Posted on 11 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock
What They Must Do To Survive In A Male Dominated Sport?
By Jillian Bullock
First, a little back story on the history of the UFC: Rorion Gracie, son of Helio, partnered with Art Davie, a salesman who had television connections and Bob Meyrowitz, who was president of Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG). Together, the three men established the “Ultimate Fighting Championship,” or UFC, as it’s referred to, which held its first pay-per-view event in 1993.