Danielle Taylor (7-1-0), come on down!
— Shawn Bitter (@mmawizzard) July 24, 2016
Taylor has a two-fight win streak under her belt but will be facing the UFC jitters and a quality opponent in Moroz. The Iron Lady rebounded from an upset loss to Valerie Letourneau with a win over another new UFC recruit Cristina Stanciu at UFC Fight Night 86.
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 28, 2016
You have to give Karolina Kowalkiewicz credit. She earned perhaps the most well-rounded victory over Rose Namajunas at UFC 201. Her clinch and striking game was sharp and she got some takedowns to take the thug out of Rose late.
It was an entertaining fight, but now she has her sights on champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. did you see Karolina call Joanna “scared” of the matchup? An all-Poland battle – in Poland – could be looming, though nothing official has been confirmed.
What happens to Rose? She drops a bit in the rankings, but she’s still closely, a win or two from being right back there.
— Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) July 30, 2016
Grasso used her pinpoint striking and footwork to pile up the points and frustrate Esquibel, who was kept on the outside for much of the fight. To her credit, despite being hurt several times and bleeding profusely late, she did not quit.
Remember the Rocky speech? "not how many times you hit, but how many you GET hit & keep coming forward"? @InvictaFights athletes, that's YOU
— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) July 30, 2016
Grasso has it. Charisma, no-nonsense fighting style, good looks, and at least one entire nation in her corner. Keep an eye on her for bigger and better things in the future.
This one comes from my colleague Kenai Andrews, who recently saw the new film Ghostbusters.
The cast have been in the news fighting a battle of their own against a vocal online minority that hates the new film and its audacity to cast four females instead of four males. They feel the legacy of the franchise has been tarnished and I’m sure you’ve heard that Leslie Jones was targeted with a vicious hate campaign that resulted in Twitter suspending the account of Milo Yiannopolous for apparently being the instigator of it.
My thing is this: This stuff crosses the line between criticism and deep into trolling territory. I can understand the position of those who saw the movie and didn’t like it, but looking at a lot of those comments, I don’t think they even saw the movie. I haven’t seen it either, but Kenai has and in talking to him, he enjoyed it and he’s seen all of the originals.
The point is: Watch the film and make up your own mind.
— Kenai Andrews (@KenaiAndrews) August 1, 2016
There’s also a great many people who did enjoy it and came to the defence of the movie and the cast, so that was good to see. As Wiseman Report readers know, not all of the fights are in the cage.
So I say, way to go Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Paul Feig, and everyone who worked on the film.
See you next week!