This is the fourth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 discusses the sexualisation of women's sport.
Chapter 4: Sexualisation of Women's Sport (part 2 of 2)
Despite the fact that sexualisation and exploitation are clearly
For most people, Valentine's Day is spent in cosy restaurants or wrapped up in bed with their loved ones. James Webb, on the other hand, is in a cold gym in Dublin sleeping on a camp bed nearly 400 miles away from his home in Colchester.
It’s a world away
2018 was a year of anniversaries for mixed-martial arts. The UFC celebrated its 25th year with a commemorative event in Denver in November and finished their contract with FoxSports, signalling the start of a new chapter with ESPN in 2019.
Bellator MMA also celebrated their tenth year with a heavyweight grand
As the oldest recorded town in Britain, it’s difficult to produce many more firsts for Colchester, the former Roman settlement. When Cage Warriors came to Charter Hall, though, it marked the first opportunity for Europe’s top MMA fighters to entertain the Essex crowd just as their Roman counterparts did.
For James Webb
Most children in the UK dream of scoring a goal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Or scoring a hundred in an Ashes test at Lords. Even sinking a putt on the 18th at St Andrews to win The Open. Very few have ambitions to step foot in a
Conor McGregor managed to push his way through the rankings of the UFC in a very short space of time and it seems as if that will-to-win hasn't deserted him following Forbes’ release of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
McGregor was listed number four on the rich list ahead of
It’s been labelled “brutal” and “barbaric” by some, but just why has MMA spawned a whole generation of loyal fans in recent years?
Coral Barry is chief sports editor for boxing and MMA at Metro Sport. Sports Gazette got in touch with her to find out about this ever-growing sport, and