I'm a young guy in his early 20s who has been training in Muay Thai since the age of 8, wrestled a year or two in High School and trained in BJJ since the age of 12(now just recently earning a black belt). This may sound harsh but I hardly ever really care too much for women's MMA and I just simply don't like working with them either when it comes to sparring and training. That would mean I have to go very lightly on them, which is a waste for me and if I put in even a little bit of effort, that would most likely get me in trouble and rattle at least one instructor's cage at the defense of the female MMA fighter. I'm all for women be giving the opportunity to compete in any sports, including MMA but I think it's best that they stick with working with only their own genders. The women's division of MMA honestly never interested me in the slightest bit but I'll respect it's existance (which is the least I can do).
I don't care much of a bad bitch some female MMA fighters may think they are when they spar with men and want to prove something, I'd still refuse for the sake of not wasting my time, wasting my talents and getting sucked into double standards.
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I do think that it's somewhat ignorant. If you can learn something from someone, you shouldn't hold back just because of their gender. But I also doubt that anyone is going to care too much about it.