Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has received some backlash for his comments stating that the Ring Girls are the most useless people in the MMA.
Khabib Nurmagomdoev has given many press conferences in recent times which has made some headlines due to the things he said during some Q/A sessions. The comments he made for Jose Aldo and Tony Ferguson also brought a lot of unnecessary heat towards him. Now in the recent picture, he talked about the MMA ring girls. According to Khabib, he feels that the MMA ring girls are the most useless people in the MMA world as they have nothing to do with the actual sport or neither do they play any role in the management process of the Sport.
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts.
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“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.”
Khabib has also been under the heat recently for not talking about the recent Afghanistan and Taliban conflict issue. This isn’t the first time that Khabib has given his opinion on women and that has offended a lot of people. In an interview a year ago Khabib was talked about women fighting to which he had responded by saying women should stay at home. Even during that time, Khabib had received a lot of criticizing.
Khabib Nurmagomedov last fought at UFC 254 against Justin Gaethje. He won the fight in the second round via submission. After the fight, Khabib announced that he would be retiring from the sport as he didn’t want to continue without his father who dies just a few months before his last fight due to Covid.
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