The MLW women's featherweight division has launched and Court Bauer has plans beyond just one division.
While women haven't always been a staple in MLW, Bauer wants to slowly but surely change that.
"My plan, ultimately, looking back from 30,000 feet, my plan is, I don't know if it's in five years or whatever, but for the women to have their own league where it's Major League Women, essentially," Bauer said on the MLW media call ahead of MLW Fightland. "They have their own league and don't have to share any time with the men. I absolutely believe in equality and the ratio, but to me, to have your own dedicated platform and league is the best representation you can give someone. We're going to continue to scale it up. We're starting with the featherweight division, which goes up to 145-pounds. People think it's a gimmick, no, this is a weight class that's been around for 100 years in boxing and UFC has a featherweight division. It's not like a gimmicky name for the women's division. To just have a stand-alone women's division and not have the reflection like we have with the men, where they have weight classes in MLW, is kind of arcaic to just have a women's title. They deserve weight classes, just like the men have weight classes. My goal is to build this thing out to scale it up and have different divisions."
The MLW women's featherweight division officially launched at MLW Fightland with Nicole Savoy vs. Holidead.
Unfortunately, Savoy suffered a bruised sternum in the bout, but nothing was broken. You can find her comments on the injury by clicking here.
The MLW Fightland special is set to air on VICE TV at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday.
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