Ring girls the most useless people in martial arts
Khabib Nurmagomedov does not see the need to have ring girls in his promotion.
Nurmagomedov, who recently bought Russian MMA promotion Gorilla Fighting Championship, will not have ring girls in his new “Eagle Fighting Championship”.
The former UFC lightweight champion deems ring girls unnecessary, and while you don’t agree with him, Nurmagomedov says he’s entitled to his own opinion.
“Listen, I don’t want to offend anyone: Ring Girls are the most useless people in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov said at a press conference. Moscow press conference. ” What is their function ? I have a question. You can show that this is the second round on the screen.
“I realize it’s a story (behind the girls in the ring card). History knows many mistakes. We read history to avoid mistakes from the past in the future. If we look in history, we say that they are useless. This is my personal opinion. Dana White might like it. Maybe you too. But my name is not Dana. My name is Khabib.
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts.
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Nurmagomedov then used an example of how uncomfortable he would be if he attended an event with his father, who died in 2020, and ring girls were present – citing differences in his cultural values.
“I sit with my dad (at an event)”, “Each person has their own preferences – culture and values. I come to fight at night (and) sit with my dad. These (ringed card girls) come by and show people it’s round two. But no one is looking at the (round number). I feel uncomfortable with my father. I am not against. If you want, you can do it. But don’t force it on me. Do it from the side. There are designated places for it. I don’t think we should mix everything up. This is my (personal) opinion.