Khabib Nurmagomedov had some strong opinions about a ubiquitous part of the world of MMA. During a recent press conference in Russia, the former UFC Lightweight champion did not mince his words in calling out the presence of ring girls in MMA fights.
“Look, I don’t want to offend anyone: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov said at a Moscow press conference. “What is their function?”
Is he merely being rhetorical, or is he really that clueless about the main purpose why companies like the UFC invest in having ring girls in weigh-ins, fights, and other promotional events?
Khabib Nurmagomedov should know that the more prominent ring girls do a pretty good job of promoting the fights and the company they work for with their extensive social media reach.
Khabib Nurmagomedov can voice his opinion but we don’t see MMA ring girls going extinct anytime soon.