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Video of woman ogling MMA fighters sparks sexism debate

Jan 5th, 2016
Stage assistant caught ogling UFC fighters
A UFC stage assistant has been caught shamelessly checking out fighter's toned bodies during weigh-in.
Jan 5th, 2016

A certain UFC weigh-in woman has sparked an online debate about "reverse" sexism after a "supercut" of her shamelessly ogling fighters ahead of a bout in Las Vegas last month went viral.

The footage, shot ahead of Fight Night at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on the tenth of last month, shows the blue polo-shirted staffer barely able to keep her eyes in her head as a succession of seriously jacked competitors strip off in front of her.

When one brawler bends over in front of her to remove his shorts, she fixates on his behind so intently that she seems to become entranced – it's almost as if you can see a thought bubble above her head.

Inevitably, the vision was compiled into a highlights reel, replete with a hip hop soundtrack; just as inevitably, there were plenty of trolls and keyboard warriors among the 631,000-odd viewers, who were quick to deposit their two cents in the comments section.

"If it was a man, you'd have some landwhale feminist calling for his head," one commenter said.

Other media has also questioned whether a double standard is at play, but ultimately it all seems in good fun – though hopefully the weigh-in girl's appreciation of the male form won't land her in trouble, as one commenter speculated it might:

"You are probably going to get her fired haha".

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