The Show Must Go On

Pearl Gonzalez was considered to be an up and coming fighter out of Chicago looking to make her mark in the world of mixed martial arts by joining the UFC in the women’s strawweight classification. 

Yet, the fight nearly didn’t take place for a rather odd reason: Gonzalez has breast implants. The MMA fighter had seven fights coming into the UFC, losing her MMA debut before winning six straight fights to get the UFC’s attention. Her fight did go off as scheduled, but Cynthia Calvillo spoiled the debut, making Pearl tap in the third round. Calvillo stays undefeated at 5-0, while Gonzalez dropped to 6-2 in her overall career. 

Needless to say, I’ve never heard of implants ever being an issue amongst women fighters before, but I can’t say I’m a big follower of MMA fights. But, the New York State Athletic Commission has such a rule, for fear of a woman getting struck there, causing the implant to rupture.

A lot of models get the implants for reasons of appearance. And not to sound like Jimmy The Greek or anything, but female bodybuilders often get boob jobs because without them, their usual female form would look much like a man’s, chest-wise. There. Hope I said that with enough tact. And, much like the scripted WWE, it could be said that the UFC likes to perpetuate the myth that good fighters are also good looking when those two attributes don’t always go hand in hand with each other.

I could have sworn Ronda Rousey had such a surgery, but I could be mistaken. In fact, I could easily be mistaken. If Gonzalez wants to fight and take the medical risks of having an implant leak on her, she should be so allowed.

Fear The Beards

I was watching the Tampa Bay Rays-Toronto Blue Jays game on TV tonight, and I noticed how beards have become much popular amongst athletes and TV stars.

When I think of the beard trend, I think of Duck Dynasty, of course. Then I think of Daniel Bryan (yes, yes, yes), the WWE wrestler in the “system vs. a very over star” feud on their RAW circuit currently. Then there’s Spencer Clawson, the contestant on last year’s season of Big Brother who made some rather unfortunate comments, as did many on that season. I guess it gave us something to talk about.

I’m not a big fan of the trend, but I consider myself a pretty vanilla person.

I don’t like tattoos, but if a woman has one I do not consider it a deal breaker.

I don’t like piercings in unusual parts or places.

Not into women with implants in the boobies. If I wanted to suck on silicone, I’d eat my computer. But I’d probably die from doing that, so cancel that thought.

Maybe I’m just not “hip” enough, but that’s just fine by me.