Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he opposes the presence of ring girls at fights.
The famous Russian fighter said that the ring girls will not attend the next tournament in memory of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and called them “unnecessary people”.
“I don’t want to offend anyone, but ring girls are the most unnecessary people in martial arts. What function do they have? Well, show on the screen that the second round is coming, and people will understand it. I just have an opinion that these are the most unnecessary people in mixed martial arts. What are they doing? Do they develop sports or help people understand that the second round is coming?
I understand that this has happened historically, but if we look at history, it says that they are generally unnecessary people. This is my personal opinion, “ Khabib Nurmagomedov said at a press conference dedicated to the tournament in memory of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.