Conor McGregor calls for a three-way with Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. Because that's a thing that one martial artist regularly says about other martial artists.
The truth of women's MMA is that the fighters involved will always be objectified by fans, fighters and even media. Not to say that that's a happy truth or anything of the sort, but looks will always be one of the driving factors in how WMMA stars are treated. After all, how often do we see looks brought up in the simplest promotional efforts in WMMA contrasted with men's MMA?
Today, Conor McGregor was answering fan questions and was given the Ronda Rousey or Miesha Tate question that seems so important to everyone these days and answered with:
"@soundmangaz: @TheNotoriousMMA one night before the world ends...Ronda or Miesha?" One riidin dick, one lickin ma toessssss
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 14, 2013
I'm sure there's the defense that he was just having a good time and joking around. And McGregor has already been tagged as a "funny and cool guy" so it's not going to matter much.
But, just for thought, what would the reaction from fans be if a WMMA star answered a similar question of "GSP or Rory?" with "one pounding me, the other licking my toes?"
I have a feeling the word "slut" would come up once or twice or a few thousand times.
Oh, and don't forget to tune in to the next episode of The Ultimate Fighter. They're going to a Hooters pool party! And in no way are there a bunch of close up shots of asses in bikinis! Because objectification plays no part in how WMMA is treated.