I wanted to take a moment on our 2000th post to thank the readers for your continued support. When I started this site in 2011, it was embarking into unknown waters with the hope that women’s combat sports could have a home of its own.
As much as WMMA is my first love, we have tried to branch out to many other disciplines as female fighters in all combat sports deserve some exposure. The current popularity of WMMA has prompted more attention towards these sports and we hope we can jump on the opportunity to help get some crossover support for freestyle wrestling, boxing, BJJ, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and other sports in which women compete to test themselves as an individual.
The WMMA community as a whole has seen more female MMA based websites, and more main stream MMA sites cover female fights. I am happy to see it as more fighters are getting exposure.
As we head into 2014, I hope to expand more coverage and help not only other sports, but get exposure to regional and international fighters who may become the stars of tomorrow. This also extends our commitment to profile the future of women’s combat sports with our “Future Stars” column.
I have always taken suggestions from readers and will continue to do so. If you have a fighter you want to profile, or a topic you’d like me to look into, please feel free to comment, tweet or facebook us.
I would like to thank the WMMA journalist community who I have had the pleasure to meet way before this site started. Rob Sargent of MMARising.com, Tim Peterson of WMMA Today, and Kristin Ursy & Veronica Locurto of WMMA Round-up.
To the new journalists I have met this year, welcome to the community.
I am looking forward to 2014, and expect this year to be bigger than the last.