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Retired UFC Star Khabib Nurmagomedov Says ‘Useless’ Ring Girls Make Him ‘Uncomfortable'

Anish Vij

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Retired UFC Star Khabib Nurmagomedov Says ‘Useless’ Ring Girls Make Him ‘Uncomfortable'

Khabib Nurmagomedov has caused a bit of a stir after saying that ring girls are 'useless' and make him 'uncomfortable'.

Since retiring from the sport in March 2021, Khabib has already started a new career by buying out the Gorilla Fighting Championship in Russia.

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After now running his own campaigns he doesn't want to continue the tradition of having ring girls promoting shows.

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At a press conference in Moscow this week, Khabib Nurmagomedov said: "Look, I don't want to offend anyone. Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts.

"What is their function? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen.

He continued: "I think they are the most useless people in martial arts.

"What function? How? Do they develop a sport?

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"Or they help people to see that it is the second round now? What are they doing? Tell me, please.

"I realise that is a history. 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."

The longest raining UFC champion of all time continued to voice his opinion.

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He added: "These [women] are passing by and showing people that it is the second round. But no one looks at the [round card]. I feel uncomfortable with my father.

"I am not against it. But if you want to do it, don't impose it to me, do it aside. There are designated places for it.

"I think we must not mix all of it. This is my private opinion. We develop sport there, first of all. There should be some show elements, for sure.

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"People want to come and watch, it is interesting for them. I think to mix it is incorrect."

Khabib's new project is set to host an upcoming fight on September 17.

"There are people that come to look at these [women], so you shouldn't do it on 17th of September. You shouldn't go there.

"If you want to see the fights of the best world athletes, you have such a place on September 17th. It is CSKA Arena. The same way, there are places in Moscow where you can come, pay money and watch everything. Am I right?"

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Topics: UFC

Anish Vij
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