UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia will feature a unification bout of elite strikers as middleweight champion Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker will return back in action to take on interim champ Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya.
The co-main event will also feature one of their adopted sons as upcoming prospect Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker will take on veteran and perrenial contender Al Iaquinta. That being said, one of the Australian politicians demand the above mentioned talent to do their thing and not other factors, specifically the ring girls!
Speaking with the Herald Sun, Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp expressed that the UFC shouldn’t bring their ring girls down under at UFC 243.
“It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily-clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?” Capp queried with respect to UFC 243 and the Octagon girls (via MMA Mania). “Grid girls are no longer part of Formula One, walk-on girls are no longer part of professional darts — surely it’s time to move on.”
No official statement has been released by the UFC so it’s unlikely that the UFC will look into the issue.
UFC 243 Fight Card
Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya – for the UFC middleweight title
Al Iaquinta vs Dan Hooker
Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Spivak
Nadia Kassem vs Ji Yeon Kim
Luke Jumeau vs Dhiego Lima
Megan Anderson vs Zarah Farim Dos Santos
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington
Jake Matthews vs Rostam Akman