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Dion Riccardo Publishes New Editorial on Mainstream Acceptance of Female MMA

Dion Riccardo is investigating the increasing acceptance of female MMA in the mainstream media, and the way it could change the game for other media streams including TV and movies.


San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/07/2016 -- Mixed Martial Arts is a relatively young discipline designed to create the most complete and effective competition fighting system possible. The rise of the UFC over the last decade has legitimized the sport and brought it to new heights, though its perceived brutality has meant acceptance of women in the sport has lagged behind. author Dion Riccardo has just published a new editorial exploring women in MMA and the transformation of coverage by the mainstream media over the past year, and looking ahead to the exciting possibilities for 2016.

In an article entitled, "Female MMA Accepted By The Mainstream?" Dion makes his arguments for a sea-change in respectability clear, with the former dominant champion Ronda Rousey making multiple film appearances, paving the way for female athletes in broader media, with new champion Holly Holm to make multiple talk show and late night appearances after winning the championship.

His argument also extends to other major competitors like Miesha Tate, and the acceptance of a broader range of personalities and characters within the female talent pool. As a result, Riccardo's own Victory Martial Arts Academy has seen a huge upswing in female attendance, as more women want to empower themselves through MMA.

A spokesperson for Dion Riccardo explained, "The future of women's MMA is looking very bright, with the addition of multiple new weight classes in the sport. The respect that athletes like Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm now command in the mainstream media has helped inspire a generation of young women to take martial arts seriously, and this can only mean great things for the next generation of fighters. The new editorial analyses the trends and also makes some predictions for the coming year, but above all encourages women to try MMA for themselves."

About Dion Riccardo
Dion Riccardo is a journalist and martial arts tutor at Victory Martial Arts Academies. Victory Martial Arts Academies teach male and female students of all ages. They offer MMA, Kick-boxing, BJJ classes and more in a safe, clean and fun environment. Instructors are friendly and motivating! Victory offers a Free 14 day trial for beginners to give them a test drive.

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