Saturday, April 17, 2010

Not just for the guys

While most people think of mixed martial arts as just a guy's sport and only think of overgrown brutes beating the crap out of each other, women do have a presence in the sport as well. Probably the most famous names in women's MMA are Gina Carano, who was as celebrated as much for her looks as her talent, and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who defeated Carano last year for the Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Championship.

Current and former spouses of UFC fighters are involved in the sport as well, including Kim Couture (the former Mrs. Randy Couture) and Kerry Vera (the current Mrs. Brandon Vera).

An Annapolis resident, Cameron Jurkowsky, is trying to follow in their footsteps by training at Ivey League MMA in Severna Park, which is affiliated with Team Lloyd Irvin.

The Star Democrat newspaper in Easton recently ran an AP article on Jurkowsky and her journey into MMA, which can be found here.

The article says Jurkowsky played lacrosse at Penn State, so I'm sure she is no stranger to physicality.

Also, I have also begun contributing weekly reviews of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series to Mid-Atlantic Combat Sports, a website that covers MMA and the like. A link to the site can be found here.

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