Now that women's wrestling is an Olympic sport, it is starting to become more widely accepted.
Hopefully some other mainstream MMA orgs aside from EliteXC will embrace the idea of women's MMA since I do believe that the fights are very exciting. Once people see it more, they might get used to it and be more supportive.
It would also help to have more women participating in MMA classes at a recreational level. That way the guys get used to seeing that women enjoy training in the sport on a daily basis and are not just exposed to it once in a while by seeing it on tv at the highest level.
I know that a few of the guys were skeptical when I first walked into the MMA class at the gym I was training in when I lived in NYC, but when they see you are serious and can hang in there with the guys (if not teach them a lot about wrestling) they are much more accepting of it. So far I have been pretty lucky in terms of the guys being accepting and willing to train with me. The guys here in IL have been pretty cool about it thus far as well.