Ula Siekacz made headlines over the weekend after she was badly beaten by a male fighter in a hugely controversial inter-gender MMA bout.
MMA fans expressed their disgust at the event on social media, labelling the clash as “scandalous” and worse.
Two inter-gender bouts were hosted on the same night in Poland, and Siekacz went viral after suffering a brutal second-round TKO at the hands of Piotr ‘Mua Boy’ Lisowski.
What has Ula Siekacz said after the inter-gender MMA fight?
Siekacz, an arm wrestler and fitness instructor, has now broken her silence following the event,
“I’m not going to get slapped by a guy anymore. I consciously took up this fight – that is, I knew what I was [doing].
“I am waiting for some interesting suggestions and I will continue to develop. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”
Lisowski was declared the winner after the referee was forced to intervene to prevent Siekacz taking any further punishment.
Video: Ula Siekacz vs Piotr ‘Mua Boy’ Lisowski
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Siekacz, who goes by the nickname ‘ArmPowerGirl’, was also interviewed by YouTube channel ‘FightsportPL’ after the bout and she seemed in good spirits while showing off her injuries.
What have the IMMAF said about the inter-gender fight?
As well as MMA fans, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) also condemned the event via a statement.
“Media coverage has brought our attention to an inter-sex MMA bout that took place in Poland over the weekend,” a spokesperson said.
“Although neither the promoter nor competitors have any association with IMMAF, as the international governing body for amateur mixed martial arts, I feel it is important that I state our position.
“IMMAF categorically disagrees with this intentionally scandalous, form of entertainment, which does not represent the sport of MMA or its values and puts women at risk.
“It is unacceptable that women and men should compete against each other in combat sports, essentially for reasons of safety but also fair play, and we in no way endorse this.”
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