Dear Ronda,

You have changed the game. Just a few short years ago, UFC President, Dana White, was adamant about women’s MMA being a part of the UFC. Today, not only does the UFC now have two women’s divisions, but you are arguably the biggest star this sport has ever seen.

Between your dominance in the Octagon, your best-selling book and your budding film career, you are opening doors to fans and demographics no one ever even dreamed of. You are exactly what the UFC and the sport of MMA as a whole needed.

In addition to that, you have become an ideal role model for little girls all over the world. You are showing them importance of empowerment and what it is to be a strong woman in a male dominated field. As a father of a young girl, you are the type of person I want my daughter daring to be like.

But as much as I enjoy your brash personality and your fearlessness to speak your mind, this little feud with Floyd Mayweather Jr. has to stop. It was amusing early on, but now it has become a sideshow.

This war of words and comments hasn’t accomplished anything. It only creates asinine questions from uninformed media about what would happen if you and Mayweather fought. Is that really what you want people talking about?

I get it, you initially went after Mayweather because of his history of domestic violence and that is great. But where are you in regards to the current fighters on the UFC roster with similar histories of domestic violence. Why have you been quiet on that front?

You are one of the few fighters in the sport today whose voice carries weight not just with the fans and media, but the UFC as an organization. Rather than taking part in a ridiculous beef with someone like Mayweather, why don’t you take your fellow UFC fighters to task for their actions?

Ronda, you have the opportunity to become something bigger than the sport itself. So instead of wasting your breath going back and forth with Mayweather, focus on being great and bringing awareness to the issues that currently exist within your own sport.

Respectfully,

Robert Gardner

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.