Ronda Rousey is rated as the world’s #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter. She is an Olympic medalist in judo, has never been defeated in the octagon, and can shit-talk opponents with the finesse of Muhammad Ali.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is rated as the world’s #1 pound-for-pound professional boxer. He is blindingly quick, has very nice teeth, and has never lost in 46 professional fights.
Dana White is the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship and has accrued an estimated net worth of $150 million mostly by promoting events wherein willing combatants knock one another senseless. He also is, as luck would have it, white, although I’m not sure whether he’s a Dane.
At a promotional event in Las Vegas, White opined thusly:
You take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly. You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match, Floyd Mayweather chews her up.
Questions: Would you like to see such an interracial, inter-gender clash? Would you enjoy seeing her hurt Mayweather badly? Would you feel the same way if Mayweather won? Is it high time that we, as a society, break down yet another cultural wall and sexually integrate violent sporting events? Would it be a giant step toward gender equality or merely a tacky and tasteless freak show? Should the promoters, under threat of imprisonment, be forced to hire a transsexual, biracial referee? And what if, after the fight, no matter who wins, the two combatants fall in love and start a family?