Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t see a have to have ring women in his promotion.
Nurmagomedov, who not too long ago purchased Russian MMA promotion Gorilla Combating Championship, received’t have ring women in his newly branded “Eagle Combating Championship.”
The previous UFC light-weight champion deems ring women pointless, and even if you happen to disagree with him, Nurmagomedov says he’s entitled to his personal opinion.
“Look, I don’t wish to offend anybody: Ring women are essentially the most ineffective individuals in martial arts,” Nurmagomedov mentioned at a Moscow press conference. “What’s their operate? I’ve a query. You’ll be able to present that it’s the second spherical on the display screen.
“I notice that could be a historical past (behind ring card women). Historical past is aware of many errors. We learn historical past to keep away from errors of the previous sooner or later. If we glance within the historical past, it says they’re ineffective. That’s my private opinion. Dana White perhaps likes it. Perhaps you do, too. However my identify isn’t Dana. My identify is Khabib.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Ring women are essentially the most ineffective individuals in martial arts.
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Nurmagomedov went on to make use of an instance of how uncomfortable he’d be if he attended an occasion together with his father, who died in 2020, and ring women had been current – citing variations in his cultural values.
“I sit with my father (at an occasion),” “Each individual has his personal preferences – the tradition and values. I come to combat night time (and) sit with my father. These (ring card women) are passing by and exhibiting individuals that it’s the second spherical. However nobody seems on the (spherical quantity). I really feel uncomfortable with my father. I’m not in opposition to it. If you would like, you are able to do it. However don’t impose it to me. Do it apart. There are the designated locations for it. I feel we should not combine all of it. That is my (private) opinion.”