Fedor Emelianenko on Ring Girls: “Dress them more decent”

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MMA Legend Fedor Emelianenko has now entered into the much-debated topic of recent times regarding the ring girls issue. A few weeks back former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov tagged the MMA ring girls as the most useless people in MMA as they have nothing to do in the sport. These comments of Khabib got him in trouble as he received a huge backlash from the MMA community. Many MMA fighters slammed Khabib for his comments. Now fellow Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko has shared his thoughts on this sensitive topic.

In on the conferences in Moscow, Khabib Nurmagomedov made these shocking comments about the ring girls.

“Look, I don’t want to offend anyone, ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov said during a Moscow press conference (h/t MiddleEasy). “What is their purpose? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen. I realize 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”

“For example, I sit with my father. Every person has his own preferences, the culture, and values. I come to fight night, sit with my father. These people are passing by and showing that it is the second round. But no one looks at the plate.”

“I feel uncomfortable with my father,” he continued. “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 private opinion.”

Fedor Emelianenko on Ring Girls

While talking about such a debated topic, Fedor stated that he doesn’t want to get in any kind of trouble due to his comments. But he just shared his opinion of the topic. According to him, the ring girl’s job is just to show the number plates which indicate the round of the fight. He just wants them to dress more decently as that is the only time when they are on camera.

“It happened so. The girls are showing the number of the round. Round plates. The only moment is to dress them more decent,” Fedor Emelianenko said.

“You know I don’t have what to do, just thinking about the ring girls. I have enough problems and affairs of my team and my family to not fill my head with stupid things,” Emelianenko said.

Fedor Emelianenko is now targeted to face Tim Johnson at the upcoming Bellator Moscow event scheduled for Oct. 23 at VTB Arena.

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