The current UFC women’s flyweight champion and one of the greatest female fighters of all time Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko has once again extended her support towards ring girls after yet another UFC fighter called them out.
Former UFC middleweight Uriah hall in a recent statement said “You don’t have to go too much into details but I know people that are making [$10,000 to show, $10,000 to win], which is ridiculous. Cause you’re going out there and fighting and you’re putting your Brain cells on the line and f****** ring card girls are making $70,000, which is utterly f****** ridiculous.”
When fighter retiring from fights all they can think about is ring girls @UriahHallMMA 😄
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) October 16, 2022
Shevchenko in a cryptic response wrote, “When fighter retiring from fights all they can think about is ring girls”. Worth mentioning that Shevchenko had previously clapped back at Khabib for his derogatory comments regarding ring girls, she had said “Beautiful women is a decoration of any event, And I want people to know that, and no one has the right to say they are useless because they are in the place where they have to be.”
In recent times there certainly has been some controversy around ring girls, whether it’s Khabib declaring them as ‘useless’ and ‘unnecessary’ or Uriah Hall accusing the UFC of paying ring girls more than the fighters, who are out there risking their lives inside the octagon. Ring girls have a long history attached to the Sport and have always graced every Combat sport event with their beautiful presence.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments on Ring Girls and Women’s MMA
There wasn’t much issue with the ring girls until UFC ‘Hall of Famer’ Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked in an event whether he will have them in his own fighting promotion ‘Eagle FC’. To which Khabib replied “Look, I don’t want to offend anyone: Ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts, What is their function? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen. I realize that is a history (behind ring card girls). History knows many mistakes. We read history to avoid mistakes of the past in the future. That is my personal opinion. Dana White maybe likes it. Maybe you do, too. But my name is not Dana. My name is Khabib.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov also doesn’t seem to be a big women’s MMA fan. With the 49 Eagle FC events that have taken place so far, women’s MMA is yet to make it’s first appearance. Although Nurmagomedov hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of having female fighters in his organization, he had previously mentioned that at this point there are ‘not many good’ female fighters in MMA.