UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov made some eye-opening comments earlier this week during a press conference for Eagle Fighting Championship.
Nurmagomedov, who bought Gorilla Fighting Championship and rebranded it Eagle Fighting Championship, shared his thoughts on the purpose of ring girls. He ultimately believes they’re “useless” in the MMA world.
“Look, I don’t want to offend anyone: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov said. “What is their function? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen.”
There will be no ring girls present for Eagles Fighting Championship, which shouldn’t surprise anyone after hearing those remarks from Nurmagomedov.
Later on in the press conference, Nurmagomedov made it very clear that he doesn’t operate like Dana White.
“I realize that is a history [behind having ring girls]. History knows many mistakes. We read history to avoid mistakes of the past in the future,” Nurmagomedov said. “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 girls are the most useless people in martial arts.
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Nurmagomedov said that some MMA fans show up to fights to look at the ring girls. That won’t be the case when it comes to the Eagle Fighting Championship.
The next event for the Eagle Fighting Championship will take place on Sept. 17.