Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t see a must have ring ladies in his promotion.
Nurmagomedov, who just lately purchased Russian MMA promotion Gorilla Fighting Championship, received’t have ring ladies in his newly branded “Eagle Fighting Championship.”
The former UFC light-weight champion deems ring ladies pointless, and even if you happen to disagree with him, Nurmagomedov says he’s entitled to his personal opinion.
“Look, I don’t want to offend anyone: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov mentioned at a Moscow press convention. “What is their perform? I’ve a query. You can present that it’s the second spherical on the display screen.
“I realize that is a history (behind ring card girls). History knows many mistakes. We read history to avoid mistakes of the past in the future. If we look in the history, it says they are useless. That is my personal opinion. Dana White maybe likes it. Maybe you do, too. But my name is not Dana. My name is Khabib.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Ring ladies are essentially the most ineffective folks in martial arts.
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Nurmagomedov went on to make use of an instance of how uncomfortable he’d be if he attended an occasion together with his father, who died in 2020, and ring ladies had been current – citing variations in his cultural values.
“I sit with my father (at an event),” “Every person has his own preferences – the culture and values. I come to fight night (and) sit with my father. These (ring card girls) are passing by and showing people that it is the second round. But no one looks at the (round number). I feel uncomfortable with my father. I am not against it. If you want, you can do it. But don’t impose it to me. Do it aside. There are the designated places for it. I think we must not mix all of it. This is my (personal) opinion.”